Quoting Justin B Rye (email@example.com): > However, I worry that this will encourage CLI-phobic users to > uncheck the Standard task. It's not for console-only systems; after > all, I'm using mutt right now in my window manager. It's a basic > "neutral" user environment, including apt, exim4, perl, python, and > so on, just not X - the only time I would leave it out is on a > bare-bones server with no users. Perhaps it should say something > more like: > > This task sets up a basic user environment, providing a reasonably > small selection of services and tools usable on the command line. Point taken. I like your rephrasing. It has been as of now the best proposal we've seen. > Or if the idea is that GNOME users _don't_ need it, it needs a name > change to, say, "Traditional" or "Command Line User Environment". A > name change might be appropriate anyway, given that tasksel's > "Standard task" includes the whole of "Priority: required" and > "Priority: important", not just "Priority: standard". I would consider this a little bit out of scope...unless a good proposal comes up for the synopsis and name of the task.
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