Subject: Re: What about startup scripts??
To: Al B. Snell <>
From: Dominik Rothert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/31/2000 11:54:16
"Al B. Snell" <> wrote:

> > What we call "base" in this discussion is splitted into several
> > parts. You are being asked whether to install X11 or not during install.
> > And I think putting gcc and X11 into base is a good idea, since most
> > use both. If you think those don't belong to base, don't select them
> > to be installed during install - finished. ;-)
> Yes, but my point was, why have the set selecting thing in the install
> system when we could do it all through the package system, which has
> several desirable features with respect to the package database,
> upgrading, etc...

Doing it through the package system means more user-action. Since both,
gcc ("Compiler Tools") and X11 ("X11 base and clients", "X11 fonts",
"X11 servers") are often installed, it _is_ a good idea to include
them with the main distribution. 


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