tags -1 confirmed Manuel Lorenzo <man...@mlorenzo.com> wrote on 2014-01-09: > Installed the base system, upgraded to Sid and run Tasksel to install > the desktop task. > Previously, during the system installation process, Debian was > configured to use Spanish and once rebooted Gnome was shown in > Spanish, but not Iceweasel nor Libreoffice, which depend on > task-spanish-desktop. Installing the package manually solved the > problem. > > This was tested also on Wheezy and the translations are automatically > installed, so it may be a bug of current Sid version and the > automatically installation of the package task-<language>-desktop.
I tested this with buster alpha5 netinst image, and I can confirm this: tasksel does not install the packages which are listed (those are Recommends) in task-german-desktop task (anymore?). I did two test installs: 1. install standard and lxde task with tasksel from within d-i while choosing German as language/Germany as country. This results in task-german-desktop not being installed, so for example firefox-esr-l10n-de and libreoffice-l10n-de are not installed. 2. install only standard task with tasksel from within d-i, reboot into new system and install lxde task with tasksel from there. The result is the same as above. All packages listed (under Recommends) for task-german-desktop were not installed! So it seems that OP is right and task-<language>-desktop tasks are completely ignored... This makes large parts of the tasksel package selection concept useless! Holger -- Holger Wansing <hwans...@mailbox.org> PGP-Fingerprint: 496A C6E8 1442 4B34 8508 3529 59F1 87CA 156E B076