On 3/24/2020 10:54 AM, tim taler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I experience a strange behaviour of the debian buster installer.
> I want to do a preseeded installation of a minimalistic buster system
> with only one partition (no swap even).
> What ever I try, if I don't configure:
> "d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select multi!
> in the preseed file
> tasksel is completely ignored and d-i will install 1370
> packages, including the desktop (and libre-office :-)) ...
> I tried all combinations of partition and tasksel with the same result:
> d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select multi   --> minimal installation
> as desired
> d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select (atomic|home)   --> desktop install
> d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string (any configuration with and
> without swap, same config as "multi" from above) --> desktop install
> Haven't found anything about that yet on the net?
> Can somebody confirm?

I use 'atomic' and only the pkgs I choose are installed but no 'desktop'.

> My setup is a manual installed minimalistic buster with apache2
> serving the preseed file
> and a second instance trying to do the auto install by:
>>From the boot menu choose: "Advanced options" --> "Automated install"
> and than providing the preseed location.
> see me puzzled,
> any hint is welcome!

I have those lines in my preseed file to insure that no 'desktop' is

### Package selection
tasksel tasksel/first multiselect standard

John Doe

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