On 08/02/2019 17:21, Simon McVittie wrote: > On Fri, 08 Feb 2019 at 16:48:52 +0100, Cyril Brulebois wrote: >> 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? > > The immediate concern is that gjs and friends don't migrate to testing, > because the release team's migration infrastructure asserts that all > task packages remain installable on all release architectures, and that > isn't true any more for task-gnome-desktop on s390x. > > Do you consider it to be OK that non-default desktops can be uninstallable > on s390x? If so, hopefully the release team can relax that check.
My worry if I were to do that is that the installer would still offer to install GNOME on s390x, and I don't know what would happen if one chose that (I suppose apt would realise it's uninstallable and give a proper error, but maybe things would explode). So if we're going to make task-gnome-desktop uninstallable there, maybe the installer shouldn't offer to install it, and that needs changes somewhere in tasksel or d-i. Cheers, Emilio