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

On Friday 04 March 2011 09:21:01 Andrei Popescu wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Andrei.  My preferred method of dealing with the problem would be to 
go on to a later question and come back to this one when I have stopped 
panicking.  But the other questions rely on this one!!!


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