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Bug#696154: cloud.debian.org: Please install 'less' by default on official Debian AMIs.

On 12/17/2012 08:04 PM, Anders Ingemann wrote:
> Most certainly, I have a standard-packages plugin which is supposed to
> install the packages one would expect to see in a base install.
> This plugin also installs less. I think I should remove vim and emacs
> from it though.
> You can see the list
> here: https://github.com/andsens/ec2debian-build-ami/blob/master/plugins/standard-packages-tasks/add-standard-packages
> I also have a ticket on github for
> this: https://github.com/andsens/ec2debian-build-ami/issues/19
> I'm not sure where the discussion for standard packages should be
> continued, should we just keep it in bugs.debian?
> Anders

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

Also, I don't agree that less should be installed just because it's 200K.
That's not an argument. You might as well add my favorite editor, which
is "joe", and which is also only 200K. Why not?!? :)

Please keep the setup to the strict minimum (in no way, "less" is required).


> On 17 December 2012 12:34, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org
> <mailto:plessy@debian.org>> wrote:
>     Package: cloud.debian.org <http://cloud.debian.org>
>     Severity: wishlist
>     Hi James and Anders,
>     the "less" package is lighter than 200 kB and does not pull extra
>     packages
>     when installed.  Would it be possible to have it by default in the
>     official
>     Debian AMIs ?
>     Have a nice day,
>     --
>     Charles
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