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Re: utilities

On Tue 25 Sep 2018 at 12:11:56 +0000, Matthew Crews wrote:

> On 9/25/18 2:08 AM, Thakur Mahashaya wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Please tell me what is the list of standard utilities in Debian?....wget, apt, curl, transport-https, sources.list, man, dd, sha256sum,......what else?
> > 
> I took a peek at /usr/share/tasksel/descs/debian-tasks.desc, and this is
> what I see:
> Task: standard
> Description: standard system utilities
>  This task sets up a basic user environment, providing a reasonably
>  small selection of services and tools usable on the command line.
> Packages: standard

Note the plural. This is not a package name but an instruction (for
want of a better word) to the installer to install packages of standard

> Section: user
> Test-new-install: mark skip
> The standard system utilities task installs the package "standard"

No. See above.
> But apparently when I try to get details on this package:
> matthew@matt-tower:~$ apt show standard
> N: Unable to locate package standard
> N: Unable to locate package standard
> E: No packages found
> So I'm a little confused too.
> Running tasksel on a running system, and I don't see an option for
> standard system utilities etiher.
> Maybe this is a bug in the installer?

A guess: searching an installer image for Priority: standard packages
is quick. Searching the archives isn't.


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