File Server Tasks

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Wed Aug 29 22:58:27 UTC 2007

Hi Nicolas,

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:38:39AM +0200, Nicolas Barcet wrote:
> b/ A task is a set of multiple packages that will work together to  
> acomplish a single macro objective. There no point in having a single  
> package task, we'd better fix the original packaging.
> c/ A task is not a configuration utility, it is just a manner to  
> deliver a base configuration that works in a predictable/upgradable/ 
> maintained over time maner.
> d/ Tasks needs to be callable after install so that you can revert to  
> the base configuration if you totally messed up without having to  
> reinstall from scratch or have the ability to install a task later on.

All these points are already implemented by tasksel, which is the
component used to handle task in the ubuntu-server installer.

You can actually run pre/post install script with tasksel, although it's
not encouraged. It's better to do this in the individual packages.


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