Thursday, 5 December 2013

Re: Ubuntu Server seeded package review

On Wed, 4 Dec 2013, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 04:33:26PM +0000, James Page wrote:
> >
> >
> > Description: Default cloud-image install
> >
> > tasksel (drops aptitude etc.)
> [...]
> > aptitude
> I'd recommend keeping these on any d-i-based images, because otherwise
> d-i is just going to install them dynamically and it'll slow everything
> down.

What do you mean 'd-i-based' images ?

I don't personally have anything against tasksel. I think its probably
very rarely used from inside a cloud image, but thats fine, its small.

I don't really even have a big beef with aptitude, other than I think its
silly that we have two 'apt' programs installed in the images, and I
suspect that the vast number of developers use 'apt', not 'aptitude'. In
my head that means aptitude is more likely to be broken, and at best "the

The thing that even made anyone notice tasksel was thats it is what pulls
in aptitude, and aptitude pulls in apt-xapian-index, and apt-xapian-index
can be generally annoying as seen in bug 1227425.

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