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Re: What kernel stuff on CD1? Was Still no TeX in CD#1

On Thu, 30 May 2002, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Philip Hands wrote:
> > The good news is that TeX is in, the bad news is that packages such as
> > xdm, xfs & xterm are out.  This seems bad, but I suppose since gdm & kdm
> > are on there, and one can survive without xfs, and gnome-terminal is in,
> > we could actually live without those, but will the resulting lack of
> > x-window-system cause a problem with the tasks?
> Breaking X is imho a much worse than getting TeX on CD1. gnome-terminal
> is definitely not a replacement for xterm.

Well, I refuse to think that we have to choose between X and TeX...

What I don't understand is the reason xterm, used regularly by 445
people in the pop-con goes to second CD when you move xspecs (used
regularly by 0 people) to the second CD.

BTW: Please note that the "x-window-system" meta-package is not the
one normal people would install:

  This metapackage provides substantially all the components of the X Window
  System as developed by the XFree86 Project, as well as a set of
  historically popular accessory programs.

  The development and debugging libraries are not provided by this

This package depends on xspecs so it's certainly not for "normal users".

Normal users would use "x-window-system-core" plus some x-window-manager
plus some x-terminal-emulator instead.

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