Universe/Multiverse enabled by default in ubuntu-server

wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 17:50:24 UTC 2007

I think I agree even more with the ability to easily select an option on installation.  Not that making a change afterwards is hard.  But still, its about choice.

Justin M. Wray

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Kristian Erik Hermansen" <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 13:28:10 
To:ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Universe/Multiverse enabled by default in ubuntu-server

On 8/9/07, "Justin M. Wray" <wray.justin.ubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I completely agree with the current consensus, nine times out of ten you
> are going to install something other then the initial service.
> Filtering systems for email, extensions for web servers, etc.
> Therefore, nine times out of ten you will be installing some package
> that is from Universe.
> Add another tally to the 'Yes' side.  I do enable universe on my server
> installs.

Why constrain the user/installer?  Why don't we add an option during
installation rather than trying to argue which default option is best?
 Maybe we could set the default option to universe/multiverse enabled,
but with an option during installation to disable them (only
main/restricted)?  Or even better would be an option to pick and
choose which you want, but that's getting out of hand.  Most people
probably only want one of the two scenarios.  I can't think of anyone
who would want only main and universe enabled, although these people
may exist...
Kristian Erik Hermansen

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