Revive task selection in installer

Registered by Colin Watson on 2006-04-26

Users often request more fine-grained package selection in the installer. Now that tasksel is much improved from when we decided not to use it for Warty, and now that Ubiquity is available as the simplest installation method, it may be time to consider reviving tasksel as an expert mode feature in the text-mode installer. To do this, we need to sketch out reasonable subdivisions of our existing seeds as sets of packages that a user might want to install to perform a particular common task, perhaps with reference to the existing Debian tasks; work out how to express these in a reasonable way in our seeds, and transfer this data automatically to tasksel; and resurrect the relevant code in pkgsel.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Ivan Krstić
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Colin Watson
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for edgy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Colin Watson on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Colin Watson on 2006-08-16

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tfheen 2006-06-23: some minor details, pushed back to draft to get them clarified.
kamion 2006-06-23: reviewer comments addressed.
tfheen 2006-06-23 1054Z: I'm happy with the new version → pending approval.
kamion 2006-07-27: All the bits are now in place with the exception of a required Soyuz patch (sent to cprov).
kamion 2006-08-08: Soyuz patch rolled out and confirmed operational. Implemented.

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.