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Re: debian on distrowatch

On Sun, 2002-01-27 at 02:06, Joey Hess wrote:
> Scott Henson wrote:
> > Ok ok.  Here is my $0.02.  What we are talking about here is tasksel. 
> > This is the simple package selection utility offered to a user at
> > install time.  The thing is that if you install taks "X window system"
> > you get Window Maker as your window manager.  But, on the other hand, if
> > you install task "desktop environment" you get Gnome.
> Actually, that gives you gnome and kde both, with the option to choose
> which environment to start up in gdm. At least that's what I'm told, I've
> never tried gdm.
> Also, selecting "X window system" does not give you window maker, it
> gives you *drumroll* twm.
> Ladislav, I suggest you put "gnome / kde" or something.

I dont know about the X task(I took the word of someone else).  But, as
for the desktop task, Im am totally sure that potatoe gives you just
gnome and not KDE.  Also under woody, here is the task info:

Description:                                                                This task provides basic "desktop" software, including a variety of
session managers, file managers and web browsers. It incorporates
both the GNOME and KDE desktops, and provides a display manager which  
lets the user choose between the two.  As for sid Ill have to take
someone else's word for that.  

Ok after going through tasksel again and looking up X.  I dont think
that provides a wm.  At least not in woody:
 It should be noted that a package providing x-window-manager and a     
   package providing x-terminal-emulator should also be installed to    
   ensure a comfortable X experience.

I am not an expert, I am just looking at what tasksel gives.  

-Scott Henson


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