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Re: "Standard" installation - problem with definition and/or interpretation.

On Vi, 04 mar 11, 08:55:17, Lisi wrote:
> <quote> You will do a standard installation, that is, you will install only 
> the minimum environment. </quote>

As I understand it 'standard' in this context refers to packages up to 
(and including) standard priority. If you don't know what I'm talking 
about see 'apt-cache show exim4 | grep Priority'.
> I have been given this instruction and am having problems interpretting it, 
> since  The Debian site says (a propos of Sarge, but the course material was 
> written some years ago):
> <quote> In a default Debian 3.1 standard installation you will end up with 
> OpenSSH, Exim (depending on how you configured it) and the RPC portmapper 
> available as network services[4]. If you did not go through a standard 
> installation but selected an expert installation you can end up with no 
> active network services. </quote>
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch3.en.html
> section 3.6
> So the Debian site distinguishes between "standard" and "expert".  But our 
> instructions continue:

'expert' install is the one where you set 'priority=expert' on booting. 

IIRC in sarge times you got a prompt at boot. If you pressed Enter it 
would do a 'priority=normal' install and if you wrote 'expert' it would 
do the 'priority=expert' install (with a lot more options). That manual 
would have better used 'normal' install, but now it's considered 
obsolete and no one will update it.
> <quote> When you start the installation from the selected media, choose the 
> expert mode and follow the steps until the end of the process. </quote>
> In other words, standard and expert are the same thing.  Help!!!

In the context of going through the whole install (from boot to running 
the system) standard means 'priority=normal' (not so many questions) and 
'expert' is the one where you get a lot more choices and can tweak all 
sorts of things *including* the package selection.

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