Re: Tasksel support added to cdd-dev at trunk
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
The problem I can see it's perhaps slightly different. Another
drawback of hard-wired dependences is that if even only one of the
listed package is not available on a certain arch, then all the
meta-package is broken.
This makes sense for architecture dependent packages.
Having a debtags based system would help, as if package is not
available simply is not selected for installation, and moreover if we
implement debtas based queries at qa.debian.org (something similar to
but which allows searching by tag), then you can have a web view of
which packages of a given task are not installable on a given arch.
We perfectly agree that the meta package approach has certain constraints
and your suggestions are good but as I said the current approach is
the only one for the moment and that's why we should just use it for
the moment (instead of having nothing). That's the reason why I always
ask people for switching to cdd tools because it has the great advantage
that *once* we have better tools all could immediately switch. I'm
currently working on enabling cdd-dev to build Debian-Edu packages
while enabling tasksel but I desparately needing tasksel documentation.