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Re: Installing the whole set of scientific packages

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, [utf-8] Damián Viano wrote:

	I think a tasksel task would also be very reasonable approach here,
and, maybe be easier to maintain than a meta-package?

Installing scientific packages via tasksel is very reasonable, but I do
not think it is easier to maintain.  My approach would be to ask tasksel
to install the set of meta-packages for scientific packages.

	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.

Are you sure that the tasksel maintainer is happy to add and change
the several scientific packages all the time?  This would be a moving
target and letting tasksel install meta packages makes it quite stable
from the tasksel maintainer point of view (und thus more acceptable).

Kind regards



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