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Re: Just Feedback

At bottom :-

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 16:22, Hans-J. Ullrich <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:
> Dear Debian-cd-team,
> I just installed debian/testing from scratch. For this, I am using debian-
> multiarch/testing-dvd.
> Everything worked fine, but when I wanted to upgrade from the net, it could not
> install the packages, as "awk" was missing. awk is not installed by default (I
> choose the profile, what most users might use: base, graphical desktop and
> laptop). Installing package "gawk" fixed the problem, not a big thing.
> But maybe, you might want to add "awk" into the default installation list?
> Everything else went fine. However, I still found no way, to mount encrypted
> partitions (in my case it is /home, /usr and /var) during the installation
> process and keep them.
> Also, if I mount a partition and want to keep files, the installer routine is
> stopping and prohibits to go on (but that thing might be a knowledge problem,
> as I need to install debian sooo seldom. It is just running. :)  )
> However, these things will not needed by many people, maybe only by me, and of
> course.
> Generally I like the installer if you d o not need special things like me (and
> most people won't!), then debian is really(!) easy to install! Great work!
> Thank you very much for it!

I do not know about the specific use-case as I'm on a desktop and
yours seem to be a laptop and multiarch issue.

Anyways, awk is not a real package

$ aptitude show awk
No current or candidate version found for awk
Package: awk
State: not a real package
Provided by: gawk, mawk, or

gawk on the other hand is.

$ aptitude show gawk
Package: gawk
State: not installed
Version: 1:3.1.7.dfsg-5
Priority: optional
Section: interpreters
Maintainer: Arthur Loiret <aloiret@debian.org>
Uncompressed Size: 2,224 k
PreDepends: libc6 (>= 2.3)
Provides: awk
Description: GNU awk, a pattern scanning and processing language
 `awk', a program that you can use to select particular records in a file and
 perform operations upon them.

 Gawk is the GNU Project's implementation of the AWK programming language. It
 conforms to the definition of the language in the POSIX 1003.2 Command
 Language And Utilities Standard. This version in turn is based on the
 description in The AWK Programming Language, by Aho, Kernighan, and
 Weinberger, with the additional features defined in the System V Release 4
 version of UNIX awk. Gawk also provides more recent Bell Labs awk
 extensions, and some GNU-specific extensions.
Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/

Tags: devel::interpreter, implemented-in::c, interface::commandline,
      role::program, scope::utility, suite::gnu, use::filtering,
      use::scanning, works-with::tex

It would be interesting to know why its needed <if its needed> as it
is supposed to be an optional interpreters

See :-

Priority: optional
Section: interpreters

> Best regards
> Hans

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