Re: Installing the whole set of scientific packages
On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 08:37:46PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Lisandro [iso-8859-1] Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> >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
I think a tasksel task would also be very reasonable approach here,
and, maybe be easier to maintain than a meta-package?
It would also be nice since is quite a specific task and one would be
prompted during d-i which would pretty much make Debian science-ready
out of the box.
Hope to help,
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