Hi, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <po...@debian.org> (2019-02-08): > > On Thu, 17 Jan 2019 at 10:25:01 +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote: > >> On 17/12/2018 15:56, Simon McVittie wrote: > >>> The options I can see are: > >>> > >>> * Accept that task-gnome-desktop is not going to be installable on s390x. > >>> Change the testing migration scripts to skip installability testing for > >>> that package on s390x, or ignore the fact that it fails. Optionally > >>> change tasksel to make task-gnome-desktop Architecture: any, and give it > >>> some Build-Depends-Arch that are not satisfiable on s390x so that it > >>> will > >>> not be built there. > >>> - s390x d-i users will not be able to install a GNOME desktop. Hopefully > >>> the menu item would not appear, and task-desktop would pick up the > >>> second-preference desktop instead, which currently seems to be XFCE? > >>> - Risk: is it possible to ignore uninstallability of task-gnome-desktop > >>> without ignoring uninstallability of other task packages? > > > > I would prefer this option if possible: the GNOME desktop is clearly > > not intended for use on mainframes, and I doubt anyone is seriously > > trying to use it there (as opposed to individual GNOME apps in a > > remote-desktop framework, which might be something that people do). > > However, it requires action from the release team and d-i > > maintainers. > > Cyril, can we do something to not offer task-gnome-desktop on s390x? > Does that need changes in d-i or tasksel?
FWIW we already have this in place, regarding the default desktop: https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/tasksel/blob/master/default_desktop I'm not sure how to hide a particular entry on a particular arch; I'm not a tasksel expert and won't be one in the next 5 minutes. But it seems to me the immediate concern was about the default desktop anyway, which shouldn't be an issue in the first place because of this default_desktop shell function? Cheers, -- Cyril Brulebois (k...@debian.org) <https://debamax.com/> D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant
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