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Re: Installing the whole set of scientific packages

On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 20:37, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Lisandro [iso-8859-1] Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> > Perhaps a metapackage should be done, best if coordinated through
> > this list.
> Well, the meta-package technique is supported easily through cdd-dev
> package.  Feel free to ask me if ou have trouble implementing
> scientific meta packages set.  I guess the debian-med package might
> be a reasonable example to suppoet all features, especially because
> the biological part should be ready.
> > I understand that it would be _too_ difficult due to the quantity of
> > science-related packages, but from a begginers point of view, it
> > wouldn't be so much a bad idea.
> Well, I think *because* of the quantity we need such a collection
> of scientific related software.
> Another very reasonable approach is debtagging the scientific
> packages and use the features of debtags to install scientific
> packages.

Using debtags would be very helpfull for GUI and CLI tools.
But I havn't seen these tags in the "available" file
Maybe this has changed in the new frozen/unstable tree?

Kind Regards,

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