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Re: Is .deb still better than .rpm?

On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Marco Mariani wrote:

> The installation procedure is *very* important, because a new Debian user
> should instantly get the feeling he's done the Right Thing :-)

Has anyone given any thought to writing a very simple, separate
installer for debian?  It could contain a very simple set of menu
options, one of which is "custom install" or "expert mode" which
would call up dselect as usual.  The other options could be some
canned sets of packages (with the required disk space for each
canned set).  This seems a whole lot easier than rewriting the
most powerful tool in the distribution just because it is
non-intuitive for new users to install from.  I'd rather have
written this message after developing such a tool and said, "Hey
have a look at this", but I still don't understand the packaging
system enough to take something like this on.  

Just a thought.

Richard G. Roberto
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