propsal: tasks

Michal Moskal malekith at
Fri Sep 20 18:27:52 CEST 2002

There are special packages called 'tasks' in debian. Some time ago I
discuss this matter with Pawel Gajda. We come to conlusion that tasks
would be better as a way of selecting packages then existing groups
file. Reasons:

1) they are more understandable by avarage developer then bizzare groups
file syntax
2) they can be easly checked (if all required packages are available)
3) they are not bound to bootdisks (they are fresh on ftp all the time)

There is a problem with MTA-like packages, where one can select one of
many possibilities but there are not so many of them so it can be
resolved with separate text file (like groups).


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