woody release task needs help: package priorities
Woody installation (via boot-floppies, base-config, tasksel, apt) will
change from Potato in that, normally, all packages marked as standard
will be marked for installation.
These packages provide a reasonably small but not too limited
character-mode system. This is what will install by default if
the user doesn't select anything else. It doesn't include many
large applications, but it does include Emacs (this is more of a
piece of infrastructure than an application) and a reasonable
subset of TeX and LaTeX.
This has never been done before by boot-floppies as a rather known
oversight, mostly because some many nasty and insecure and useless
packages are marked as standard.
I would appreciate it if someone or some team would work with archive
maintainers and work this out.
Here's a provisional list of packages which are standard or higher and
should not be:
ae not used as basic editor anymore, everyone seems to hate it
setserial rather inappropriate for non-i386, AFAIK
libident why? not used by other std package, pidentd
exim we should move to postfix, IMHO
rcs few use it
vacation why standard?
fingerd not very secure for baseline
ftpd not very secure for baseline
lpr not very secure for baseline, poss use lprng?
nfs-kernel-server why standard in god's name?
rblcheck why standard?
talk rather obsolete, but debatable
talkd not very secure for baseline
telnetd not very secure for baseline
There are probably packages not in standard that should be, I'll leave
that to others.
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