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Re: What are the Essential Packages?

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 07:27:55AM -0700, Tech Support Guy wrote:

> I'd like to install Debian 2.2, but I'm having trouble
> figuring out which packages to download.

Safe route for you is to use a basic workstation configuration and go from
there. Let Debian pick packages for you first few times around. You may
think you don't need certain packages but my guess is you aren't yet in a
position to make that judgement. If you were you wouldn't be asking this

If you want to learn more, go to 


> I noticed
> that I won't be using many of the packages that come
> with the distribution, and don't want to waste time
> downloading them or, worse, downloading and burning a
> CD image. 

Somehow I find it hard to summon up much compassion for people who don't
want to "waste time" learning about Linux!

Bob Bernstein
Esmond, R.I., USA    

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