Me - Atlantic
jdangler at atlantic.net
Wed Apr 19 20:28:43 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 05:43 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:57:59 -0400
> Me - Atlantic <jdangler at atlantic.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 10:46 +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > > You may want to look at tasksel
> > >
> > >
> > Clive~
> > man has no page; info has no info; locate turns up empty...
> > i found a page at packages.ubuntulinux.org/breezy/base for tasksel.
> > It's description says that it's for users who want to pick general tasks
> > for installation on their Debian system. It is used during the
> > installation process but can be used at any other point.
> > It depends on Aptitude, debconf, and liblocale-gettext-perl.
> > However, no online documentation as to its usage, syntax, etc.
> > Would I need to install this in order to see what it's supposed to be
> > capable of?
> Tasksel is pretty broad-brush. It gives you a few "tasks" like getting a
> desktop/GUI, a mail server etc. - not exactly fine-grained ;)
> The syntax? Well, there are a few options, but usually it is just invoked
> as "tasksel", and pops up one of those curses-based dialogues so much used
> in debian (debconf etc).
> $ tasksel --list-tasks
> u desktop Desktop environment
> u web-server Web server
> i print-server Print server
> u dns-server DNS server
> u file-server File server
> u mail-server Mail server
> u database-server SQL database
> Not much to see here, move along...
> Useful at install time on Debian perhaps, to avoid the horrible penance
> of wading through dselect (last time I looked at it was on Woody, I think)
> apt-cache search <keywords> && install something is to my mind a more
> useful way to do things, but as they say, YMMV.
> Linux User #343161
Thanks alot for clearing up some of this. I agree that, for the most
part, apt is a better method of adding parts to a system. My only
disappointment was in installing Ubuntu base to be used as a server, and
not finding openssh-server. I also noted that Dapper has a 'LAMP Server
install' as part of its installation, which is quite nice. (Hopefully
openssh-server is included there)...
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