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Old 09-02-2004, 03:19 AM   #1
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choose packages at sarge install

When I installed Mandrake 10.0 the installer "helped" me to pick the right packages. ex. when I picked Gnome, the installer chosed some packages that where needed for gnome to work properly aoutomaticly.

Does the sargedebian installer do so too? Or do I have to chose allthe packages by myself? What if I don't know what packages I have to choose? Like dependencis and so, I'm a newbie you know.
Old 09-02-2004, 04:10 AM   #2
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During the installation of Woody, it uses a program called 'Tasksel' where you select basic things that will be installed on your system, such as the Desktop Manager, Games, Development Environment, etc.

Then it goes into a more advanced package manager called 'dselect' where you choose what individual packages you want installed on your system.

I believe both those programs resolve all dependancies. Those programs are used in Woody; I don't know if it is the same for Sarge.

Once your system is installed you would use the command 'apt-get' to install programs, which also resolves dependancies for you.
Old 09-02-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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The sarge installer also runs "tasksel" after the first boot. If you choose "desktop environment", it will automatically download and install the latest versions of KDE, Gnome, Openoffice, and a lot of other applications.


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