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Re: Desktop task(sel) in Etch? (Bug #389092)

On Tuesday 26 September 2006 11:25, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 09:12:58AM +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
> > What I would expect at least:
> > Rename the task from "Desktop" to "Desktop (Gnome)" so more
> > experienced users know what's coming up.
> Should we also have "Mail Server (exim4)" and "Mail Server (postfix)"
> for the same reason?

I have never used the "Mail Server" task in tasksel. And unless I have 
special needs (which I do) I would just choose it and be curious what it 

But that leaves the user with the typical reaction I see every day: "I have 
installed the package. Now what?" What packages get installed by this 
task? I usually point users to aptitude so they can explore the tasks. But 
that's one step too late.

What I have seen in other distributions: they use a global selector 
like "tasksel" and then let the user fine-tune the selection of packages.

> tasksel is for users who trust Debian to pick packages for them so that
> their system can be used for a certain task.  If you have opinions on
> what packages to use to complete a particular task, why are you using
> tasksel?

Because the installer uses it.


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