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Re: Anybody know why aptitude is not installed by default in Sid?

On Monday 02 November 2015 16:38:29 moxalt wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Nov 2015 01:02:19 +1300, Chris Bannister
> <cbannister@slingshot.co.nz>
> wrote:
> > Logically, doesn't it make more sense to make it so that you install
> > with the minimum number of packages necessary, and then download any
> > extra packages you want *after* the install?
> Yes. In fact, even when I am installing desktop environments, I will use my
> trusty netinstall CD anyway because I prefer doing the installation myself-
> I feel insecure at the mercy of the installer, and prefer to just apt-get
> things myself anyway. I'm a bit of a control freak that way.
> I have a really shaky internet connection, and I would just hate it to die
> on me halfway through an enormous (say, GNOME) installation and then have
> the entire thing fail. Much better to deal with things afterwards. More
> control.

Yes, of course.  But you are not a newbie.  I'm all in favour of this being 
possible.  Minimal and then it is up to you.


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