[HEADSUP] Base category

David Stacey drstacey@tiscali.co.uk
Sat Dec 6 23:22:00 GMT 2014

On 06/12/14 21:19, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> Maybe what we should consider is removing the 'Select required
>> packages (RECOMMENDED)' check box on the 'Resolving Dependencies' page
>> in the installer. Under what use case is unticking this a sensible
>> idea?
> Since setup doesn't have something like soft dependencies or recommends,
> you can sometimes avoid pulling in large parts of the distribution by
> skipping one key dependency (like Perl, for instance).  That will give
> you reduced functionality of course, but if you know what you're doing
> it may be what you really want.

Ah, fair enough. Some folk like to keep a minimal install.


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