[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#506406: xfce4: apt bug causes gdm to pull in unneeded/unwanted gnome dependencies

Daniel Dickinson cshore at bmts.com
Tue Jan 6 21:33:20 UTC 2009

Actually, regarding documentation for installing xfce d-i post-install,
if we had an appropriate aptitude or apt-get line for copy-and-paste,
that would make sense.

The problem I see is that the appropriate line depends on the language
selection (e.g. a welsh desktop should probably have ~t^welsh-desktop$
as one of the terms).  Is there any easy way to achieve this, or a way
to do this using tasksel instead of aptitude or apt-get?

How about making it possible to change the default desktop using
dpkg-reconfigure taskel and running tasksel interactively?

Ultimately the problem is that there is no easy way to install
non-gnome unless you use the xfce cd, and that is a problem for people
like me who use netboot and netinst images most of the time, not cd.


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