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RE: Changes in Debian base install

Well, I have the 3.0r2 install CD and after installation I don't run
tasksel, but dselect, and go with the default choices. Those packages
are in the 'standard' category (right there with ftp, locales, perl,
zlib, dnsutils,...). The 'standard' category is installed wholly by

I think it wouldn't hurt if both devel tools and portmap/nfs would be
put to the next category, 'optional'.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graham Wilson [mailto:bob@decoy.wox.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:30 PM
> To: Toni Heinonen
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Changes in Debian base install
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 01:54:10PM +0200, Toni Heinonen wrote:
> > Security-wise, I think it's kind of silly portmapper is still on by
> > default. People don't even need it most of the time! Is there any
> > pressing reasons why at least nfs-kernel-server and nfs-common and
> > preferrably portmap couldn't be optional, and not in the 
> standard base
> > install?
> > 
> > And is there some pressing reasons why we couldn't unbundle gcc and
> > other development tools from the standard base install?
> I just did an install of woody the other day, and none of the packages
> you mention were installed by default. What type of install are you
> talking about?
> -- 
> gram

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