Use based meta packages

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at
Mon Jul 2 11:57:53 BST 2007

On 7/2/07, Jono Bacon <jono at> wrote:
> I just wanted to get your views on something. I think it could be useful
> to have pre-configurations for different uses. So, for example, it would
> be useful to have a pre-configured Kubuntu with all the needed software,
> setup, bookmarks and tools for 'KDE development'. My question is if we
> could take a stock Ubuntu/Kubuntu and allow a user to install a single
> meta-package and it install all required packages but to also configure
> existing software for that use.

    While this sounds like a good idea, and I especially like the
added point of a nice GUI to install things, wouldn't the use of
tasksel or debtags be a cleaner way to implement this, rather than
adding yet more metapackages?


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