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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On 7/28/06, Tyler MacDonald <tyler@yi.org> wrote:
Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> Personally, I have no problem with this. But if Debian is unwilling to
> fill these (not terribly niche) requirements itself, it's not reasonable
> to complain when people build on Debian in order to provide a more
> complete solution for a more narrow use case.

        Isn't the "Task:" package header (and maybe the "Tag:" header as
well) and the corresponding menu options in the debian-installer supposed to
make debian magically morph into whatever you want it to be?

In a way, right.

        A few messages ago there was a message about update-notifier, and
how it wouldn't be installed and/or enabled by default due to administrative
access issues, etc... if someone specifically says that they are installing
a debian desktop system, would it then make more sense to auto-install,
config, and enable update-notifier? If not for the entire "users" group,
then at least for the user that's created on system install, that gets added
to cdrom, floppy, audio, and video groups already?

We do, see my reply for Matthew and test if you want. You can install
the 'desktop' and 'gnome-desktop' task in a sid or testing system
using aptitude too.

-- stratus

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