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Re: Wanted: a special purpose Debian installer

On Thu 01 Jul 2021 at 08:00:25 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 06/30/2021 01:39 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
> > Richard Owlett composed on 2021-06-30 08:43 (UTC-0500):
> > 
> > > I don't recall just when I
> > > did it but I had tried including "install-recommends=false" somewhere in
> > > the command line. It failed.											
> > I start most installations with Grub. Nearly always I start with a minimal
> > installation. On the linu lines in these files is:
> > 
> > 	base-installer/install-recommends=false
> > 
> I tried that this morning.
> I did *NOT* get the desired result.
> I got all the "recommended" packages of MATE Desktop Environment.

Thanks for trying again. For the commandline option above the Installer
Guide says

    By setting this option to false, the package management
    system will be configured to not automatically install
    "Recommends", both during the installation and for the
    installed system.

I installed Gnome using debian-10.8.0-i386-DVD-1.iso and checked the
syslog and /target/var/lib/dpkg/info for what was installed using
D-I. AFAICT, all the recommended packages of task-gnome-desktop are
on the system. So...a D-I bug?


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