Re: Comments on CD images v4 (was Re: new CD images (II))

From: Eduard Bloch (
Date: Wed Jun 13 2001 - 13:44:12 CEST

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    #include <hallo.h>
    Stefan Gybas wrote on Wed Jun 13, 2001 um 10:37:36AM:

    > - pppoe

    Please the lattest version, 3.0-2

    > - libapache-mod-ssl (non-US)

    Either we leave "apache-ssl" here, or we take "apache" and additional
    "libapache-mod-ssl" - which alternative does work better?

    > - zip (why was it removed from v3 to v4?)

    There is zip-crypt that provides zip, "apt-get install zip" would
    resolve this automaticaly.

    > - java-compiler-dummy (if not included, we can remove java-common)
    > - java-virtual-machine-dummy

    Would it make any sense to install kaffe?

    > - grub
    > - coldsync

    Apropos Pilot stuff, since pilot-still is already included there should
    be "jpilot" too.

    > - pcmcia-modules-2.2.19* from potato-proposed-updates (required by
    > kernel-image-2.2.19*)

    These would make kernel-image-2.2.18* obsolete, wouldn't it?

    > - ssh 2.5.2p2 (non-US, instead of the included 2.2.0)
    > - dpkg 1.9.6 (or better 1.9.9 from unstable)

    If you wish, but don't take dpkg-dev 1.9.9, it has important bugs

    > - mozilla 0.9.1 (M18 is from Sep 2000!) [1]

    But which one? mozilla-cvs (0.9.1) from
    deb ./
    did work quite good for me now.

    > - libc6 now uses /etc/locale-gen, this should be in base.tgz and configured
    > to build at lease de_DE

    ACK. Some European locales should be enabled too.

    > - I got some requests by dpkg about changes config files (sorry, don't
    > remember which), this IMHO causes confusion to new users

    Hm, I didn't...

    > - libterm-stool-perl is not installed so the Slang frontend does not work
    > Suggested solution: Put libterm-stool-perl in our base.tgz or change
    > debconf's dependencies

    I prefer the first solution.

    > - There is an X11 configuration in base (anXoius) and and xserver-xfree86
    > (XFree 4.0.3). But I'll guess there's nothing we can do about this if we
    > want to include XFree 3.3.6 servers.

    Is there any way to restart apt-get from a postinst/preinst script, or
    to restart it immediately after the installation with specified options?
    I imagine a debconf dialog box asking:

    - Configure and install XFree 3.3.6 now?
    - Configure and install XFree 4.0.x now?

    The first option would install the current task-x-window-system (with
    anXious configuration), the other one would install the XFree-4.x

    > [1] Are you really suggesting to include Mozilla M18 (released September 2000)
    > instead of Netscape 4.77? If we include Mozilla, we should use 0.9.1,
    > I think there was an announcemant on debian-devel about an unoffical
    > package recently. I think we should include both: Mozilla is not
    > yet usable for most web sites, like online banking.

    Hm. Another idea could be Opera, but it is evil non-free payware and
    should not be included on Debian CDs - not yet.


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