Re: Installing the whole set of scientific packages
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Andreas Tille wrote:
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, [utf-8] Damián Viano wrote:
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).
I like this approach because it allows the meta-packages to have finer
granularity than "science". I can imagine the physicist who might not be
interested in bioperl, for example...
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