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Re: Bug#512136: Acknowledgement (ITP: nox -- nox -- Meta package)

On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 10:21 -0800, Daniel Moerner wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be> wrote:
> > The current debian/control draft is included below[1]. The current dependencies
> > on package with priority=standard are going to go away (like "less"), unless
> > there are useful alternatives in which case It might depends on either (?).
> Most is a nice color alternative to less.
> I also presume that we would want vim-nox | emacs22-nox | editor.

Thanks, will do.

> Something I don't quite understand is the target audience: most people
> who run a command line install will know exactly what they want
> installed, and won't need a metapackage to do it or to bring in
> extraneous stuff.

The point of those package is to provide an easy way to install
_popular_ package (that aren't suitable for priority=standard).

> Something that might also be useful would be a nox-debian-devel
> package which would include tools that everyone needs for packaging
> (lintian, build-essentials, devscripts, dput | dupload, fakeroot, etc)

This could be added, but the source would have to be renamed. There are
many more packages to make a deb-devel-environment, like doc-debian,
debian-policy, maint-guide developers-reference, git, svn, cvs, hg,
debhelper, dpatch|cdbs, ssh-client...

Anyone interested to collaborating is welcome (I will probably ping the
tasksel maintainers myself, as it's closely related).


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