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Re: Task installability and britney

On Thu, 2011-02-17 at 12:57 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > In order to ensure that packages marked as "key" for a task remain present
> > and installable in testing, britney uses a generated "faux" package which
> > depends on each of the packages.
> > We've therefore been looking at splitting the single faux package in to a
> > set of faux packages, one per task.
> Before you spend too much time on that, I have been thinking about
> converting tasksel's tasks back to real packages. Now that recommends
> are installed by default, it should be possible to make tasks use
> Recommends for normal contents, and Depends for Key components.

Time passed, and a version of tasksel which implements the "real
package" approach will migrate to testing in the next day or so.  

joeyh / -boot - could you confirm that the task overrides {can,should}
be dropped (and thus the fields removed from the Packages files for
testing) once the current version of tasksel migrates?

>From the britney point-of-view, I'm looking at dropping most of the
current tasksel-meta-faux-* generation in favour of a single faux
package which depends on all of the real task-* packages.  This would
allow us to track co-installability of the tasks.  I also think we
should move the tasksel-specific functionality in to the main "generate"
section, as we can simply ask dak for the list of binaries.

Comments / queries / whatever?


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