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Re: Open letter to Debian community

On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 03:54:26PM +1100, Sam Johnston wrote:

> the size of debian may not be a big issue now, but when do we draw the line?
> 5 CD's? a DVD? no we can't go through and declare which of each group of
> packages is 'the best', but surely 2-3 fingerd's is enough? perhaps a meaty
> 'all bells and whistles' version and a slim 'nothing but the bare essentials'
> version is all that's needed? (ie bind vs djbdns). or maybe we do it by
> popularity? any packages which don't make it onto the cd go onto
> supplementary cd's ala redhat's powertools, and/or as a mirror into
> sources.list so they appear in apt? most of us have internet access nowdays
> and those who don't can use the supp cds.

This is already how it is done.  See the popularity-contest package (and
install it, if you want to improve its accuracy).

 - mdz

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