On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 22:45:39 (CEST), Andreas Tille wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 08:33:45PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>> At what time are these metapackages used/installed? After tasksel in  
>>> the installer?  Instead of tasksel?
>>
>> By tasksel.
>>
>> Correct me if I am wrong, Andreas, but I believe it works exactly like a  
>> standard old-fashioned metapackage, and that the difference is in how it  
>> is maintained (i.e. developed) and what *additional* uses it has  
>> maintaining package relations like this.
>
> Not completely right.  Blends-dev creates a <blend>-tasks package which
> contains a tasksel control file which works with tasksel.  I personally
> did not used this tasksel option because the only use *I* see would be
> in replacing the default tasks in d-i (or adding them to default tasks).
> Because this was not accepted by tasksel maintainer I *personally* go
> with the single metapackages because they allow more fine grained
> selection (as it was explicitely requested here with alternatives).

It seems to me that tasks in tasksel cannot be combinated
sensibly. Metapackages work around this problem, but also only if they
are installed afterwards.

-- 
Gruesse/greetings,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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