Re: Freezing Bo (Debian 1.3)
Has the sorting problem in dselect/dpkg been fixed yet? I helped
someone ftp install Debian-1.2.7 the other day and we had to do
install/configure a couple of times before everything was installed
error-free. He said that would be a serious impediment selling it to
his superiors and asked about Red Hat...
We also ran into the Emacs/XEmacs conflict problem. I didn't know if
there was a real conflict, so I suggested that he compile and install
XEmacs in /usr/local.
These two things must be fixed before bo is released. (I realize we
are just talking about the code freeze right now.)
more long term issues:
I also noticed that most of TeX is installed by default and X is not.
This is a little weird. We really need some kind of "meta selection"
utility for installation.
A Q&D solution would be this:
If the user selects Express Install:
Give him a dialog to select "subsystems" that he wants:
e.g. TeX, X, etc.
Then modify the list of selected packages accordingly
Finally, ask if he want to go into dselect to fine tune