GParted installed by default?
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 6 12:48:18 UTC 2007
On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 10:26:35PM +0100, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op maandag 03-12-2007 om 15:57 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Jonas
> > I would like to ask whether it has been considered to make GParted
> > part of the default desktop install, and if so what the reasons were
> > for not including it. I would consider partition editing a basic
> > feature that should be provided by the operating system and not as an
> > add-on program. The fact that the menu entry installs into
> > System->Administration rather than the Applications menu proves this
> > point, I think.
> GParted is still installed on the live-CD, and was installed on hard
> disk by default in the past.
I don't believe this latter statement is true, except perhaps by a
temporary bug in some milestone CD images . An exhaustive search of
the germinate output for all previous releases states that it has only
ever been installed on the live CD, and not intentionally copied to the
 At one point in the history of the live CD installer, it did not
remove those packages that form part of the installer itself from
the installed system. I fixed this in version 0.99.21 on 2 March
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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