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Re: Investigating internals of Debian packages

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 02:21:50PM +0200, Marco Möller wrote:
> On 11.06.20 13:03, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > I'm interested in the installer  menu titled "Software Selection".
> > I want to know explicitly what happens when "Debian desktop environment"
> > and/or "MATE" is checked.
> > TIA
> The for me most important observation is, that if deactivating all listed
> desktop environments and only keeping activated the initial listed entry
> "Debian desktop environment", then a full-fledged GMOME desktop will be
> installed.

Actually, it depends on which installer image was used.  The "Debian
desktop environment" setting picks *a* desktop environment, but doesn't
tell you which one it will be.  If you use a standard netinst-* or
firmware-* or dvd-1-* installer image, it will be GNOME 3.  If you use
one of the various Live images, however, it could be something else.

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