[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bug#758116: Please be verbose whether you would like to get your Blend promoted by tasksel

[dropping persons from recipients, and adding bug#311188 ]

Quoting Steven Chamberlain (2014-08-28 14:05:22)
> On 28/08/14 00:53, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> On Mittwoch, 27. August 2014, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>>> I guess this only makes sense if a Debian Edu machine (standalone) 
>>> can be installed via Debian's normal D-I, right?
>> why? and why limit this to stabalone?
> Do the regular Debian Edu installers do some special configuration 
> before the tasksel stage?  Might this be too late in the installer to 
> correctly install at least some of the machine types?

The package debian-edu-install ships /etc/init.d/xdebian-edu-firstboot, 
registers debconf question debian-edu-install/run-firstboot, and checks 
for magic file /etc/debian-edu/xdebian-edu-firstboot..

The package debian.edu-config ships a range of CFEngine scripts and 

Above mechanisms stay dormant, however, unless triggered correctly - 
i.e. when "installed on a normal system, nothing (bad) happens"[1]. One 
answer to your question could therefore be a simple "no".

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/bug=311188#217

...another more descriptive, I believe, answer could be "You don't 
really have a Debian Edu system when installing it on a Debian system".

I believe that second elaborated view is the reason for Mike's question.

To me it is far from "perfectly sense" to offer "Debian Edu" in 
debian-installer to get some "educational software" - I would expect to 
get a Debian Edu system.

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

 [x] quote me freely  [ ] ask before reusing  [ ] keep private

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: signature

Reply to: