Debconf GNOME UI and libgnome2-perl

Martin Alderson martinalderson at
Thu Feb 10 19:17:15 CST 2005

Can I ask how big the desktop seed is now? Will it still fit on one CD?

Sounds good though to have more great GNOME frontends for stuff :).

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:12:34 +1100, Jeff Waugh <jeff.waugh at> wrote:
> Good morning freedom lovers!
> I've just been chatting to Michael Vogt about adding libgnome2-perl to the
> DesktopSeed so we can have debconf questions popping up with a GNOME druid
> UI instead of relying on synaptic's vte terminal. On my system, that would
> require another 1.8MB of packages, 6.3MB unpacked:
>   $ sudo apt-get install libgnome2-perl
>   Reading Package Lists... Done
>   Building Dependency Tree... Done
>   The following extra packages will be installed:
>     libglib-perl libgnome2-canvas-perl libgnome2-vfs-perl libgtk2-perl
>   Suggested packages:
>     libgtk2-perl-doc
>   The following NEW packages will be installed:
>     libglib-perl libgnome2-canvas-perl libgnome2-perl libgnome2-vfs-perl
>     libgtk2-perl
>   0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>   Need to get 1848kB of archives.
>   After unpacking 6255kB of additional disk space will be used.
> I'm not really happy with debconf's current GNOME frontend, so I should make
> it clear that this has influenced my answer. :-) I think we should suffer
> the vte terminal for hoary, but write a great pygtk debconf frontend for our
> next release. It saves us adding the gnome/perl stack to our supported set
> (it's in main now, but only as an explicit seed addition, which we can roll
> back) and saves adding it to desktop (which would impact CD size).
> Thanks,
> - Jeff
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