Re: package pre-selections tool
Alrighty, so we all agree it would be a very good thing that, after
the base system is installed, there should be some mechanism for users
to preload one of several stock Debian configurations.
Well, we better get to work ASAP if there's any hope of getting this
into Debian 2.0. (Technically, it may already be too late; the freeze
As I see it, the next steps are:
* Determine whether there's a *straight-forward* was to implement with
the existing dpkg or with only minor modifications. Would 'dpkg
* Find a volunteer to write a little (whiptail) configuration program
to present the alternatives and drive dpkg prior to that first
dselect run. This should support a modular configurations method
that would allow us to add/remove/modify the stock configurations
w/o altering the code.
* Find volunteers to supply stock configurations for preloading.
* Get the debian-testing group to test it!
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