Re: Debian X package shouldn't install XDM by default
On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 04:51:46AM -0800 or thereabouts, Ethan Benson wrote:
> did you select task-x-window-system ? if so thats why it depends on
> xdm. anXious can do nothing about that.
> when is anXious even asking about this anyway? it can't be in the
When you install debian, it installs the base packages, then you reboot,
answer some questions, one of which is about the package selection: either
advanced (using dselect) or simple (using a task selector). I wager
many people choose simple, as I did once (cause I was too lazy that day
to go through dselect ;) ).
Now if you select simple, the only way you can install xwin is with
task-x-window-*. (unless you use apt-get once everything is installed,
but that's not the point in this discussion :) )
This installs anXious. anXious asks if you want xdm, so I would think it
wouldn't install it if I said no... But as you said task-x-window-system
installs xdm. So something's not completely consistent here...
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