[pkg-fso-maint] new install targets: minimal + games

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Mon Feb 23 15:39:07 UTC 2009

On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:18:52 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:

> > So, we can leave the install.sh environment clean, and everyone can 
> > configure very easly their enviroment.
> I share your doubts, and I like the idea of these additional scripts.

I agree with the idea to keep install.sh minimal, and I think giving
users "a helping hand" in improving their Debian-on-Freerunner

I'm just not sure that additional scripts provide more than what
apt-get/aptitude (or tasksel for getting a desktop environment) can
do anyway.
> Also note that these should be runnable (at least) from the installed
> Debian system!

I'd say only from the installed Debian system, to make things easier.
> How about this:
> The default /root/.xsession contains a snippet like this.
> if [ ! -e /root/.welcome-seen ]
> then
>   touch /root/.welcome-seen
>   xmessage "Welcome to your new Debian installation. You have installed
> a quite bare system at the moment. Please consider visiting
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner/Pills for an assorted list of
> additional packages you might be interested in"
> fi

Sounds nice,
> And on that wiki page we provide the scripts you mentioned ??? or just
> copy???n???pasteable lines as in:
> For suitable Games, please run:
>  apt-get install mokomaze openmoocow

Ack, I think for many/most areas a copy-pastable line and maybe some
hints would be enough.

So maybe something more generic than
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner/Pills would be appropriate
to collect such tips&tricks (and/or one or another script)?


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