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Bug#827610: Debian Pure Blends installation menu unclear (Stretch)

Control: tag -1 stretch

Michael Wilson <michaelwilson1991@gmail.com> (2016-06-18):
> Package: installation-reports cdrom
> Version: Alpha 6 release
> Tags: stretch
> Maintainers,
> As a Debian Science end-user, I applaud the inclusion of Debian Pure
> Blends in the installation menu. However, currently there is not
> enough information (within the installer or the documentation) which
> indicates what selecting one of these options actually does. For
> instance, I am unsure whether selecting the “DebianScience Pure Blend”
> option will install all 1397 packges in all Debian Science
> metapackage. If this is the case, this is superfluous.
> Suggestions were made in #758116 that it should prompt a menu on first
> boot to select specific metapackages. Regardless of it’s actual
> function, if we want users to utilize this feature, it is important to
> have clear documentation on the Wiki (at minimum) which describes
> specifically what these options do. I decided not to install the blend
> out of concern it would install all 1397 packages. A thorough read of
> installation guides, Wiki, and the #758116 failed to provide any
> insight.
> Thanks for any consideration, it would be wasteful to include this
> feature and users never utilise it out of misunderstanding its
> function.

That's a very valid concern; for the record, the canonical place for
such documentation is the installation guide, and we should update it
when the situation on the “what to do with Pure Blends” front settles.


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