Bug#502774: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed. - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#502774: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed. - Debian ; Subject: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed. Package: tasksel Version: 2.76 Severity: normal *** Please type your report below this line *** Dear DDs, after reading the changelog I wanted to try tasksel and saw that ...

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  1. Bug#502774: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.

    Subject: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.
    Package: tasksel
    Version: 2.76
    Severity: normal

    *** Please type your report below this line ***

    Dear DDs,


    after reading the changelog I wanted to try tasksel and saw that the
    Mail task was shown as selected. Not remembering having done this I
    deselected it and the following packages were removed.

    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] nbsmtp
    [ENTFERNEN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] exim4-base
    [ENTFERNEN] exim4
    [ENTFERNEN] exim4-config
    [ENTFERNEN] exim4-daemon-light
    [ENTFERNEN] mailx
    [ENTFERNEN] mutt
    [ENTFERNEN] procmail

    I did not want to have mutt removed, which I installed manually, so I
    selected the task again and now additional packages were installed.

    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] exim4-base
    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] libc-client2007b
    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] libsocket6-perl
    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] mlock
    [INSTALLIEREN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] spamc
    [ENTFERNEN, ABHÄNGIGKEITEN] nbsmtp
    [INSTALLIEREN] exim4
    [INSTALLIEREN] exim4-config
    [INSTALLIEREN] exim4-daemon-light
    [INSTALLIEREN] mailagent
    [INSTALLIEREN] mailx
    [INSTALLIEREN] mutt
    [INSTALLIEREN] procmail
    [INSTALLIEREN] qpopper
    [INSTALLIEREN] sa-exim
    [INSTALLIEREN] spamassassin
    [INSTALLIEREN] uw-imapd

    So I am wondering, why the task was marked as installed although not all
    of its dependencies were installed (the last four were not).

    Is this a bug or a feature, I am not seeing?


    Thanks a lot,

    Paul


    PS: Now I know what use the -t option has. :-)

    -- System Information:
    Debian Release: lenny/sid
    APT prefers unstable
    APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
    Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

    Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
    Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
    Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

    Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
    ii aptitude 0.4.11.10-1 terminal-based package manager
    ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.24 Debian configuration management sy
    ii liblocale-gettext-perl 1.05-4 Using libc functions for internati
    ii tasksel-data 2.76 Official tasks used for installati

    tasksel recommends no packages.

    tasksel suggests no packages.

    -- debconf information:
    tasksel/title:
    tasksel/desktop: gnome
    tasksel/first:
    tasksel/tasks: Desktop environment, Mail server

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  2. Bug#502774: marked as done (tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.)


    Your message dated Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:23:12 -0200
    with message-id <87tzb7mp5b.fsf@neumann.lab.ossystems.com.br>
    and subject line Re: Bug#502774: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.
    has caused the Debian Bug report #502774,
    regarding tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.
    to be marked as done.

    This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
    If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
    Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

    (NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what this
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  3. Bug#502774: tasksel: Mail task selected although not all programs were installed.

    Dear Otavio,


    Am Montag, den 20.10.2008, 10:23 -0200 schrieb Otavio Salvador:
    > Paul Menzel writes:
    >
    > > So I am wondering, why the task was marked as installed although not all
    > > of its dependencies were installed (the last four were not).
    > >
    > > Is this a bug or a feature, I am not seeing?

    >
    > The task is selected if the key packages are installed. That is why
    > you probably saw it as installed while few packages of it where not
    > installed.
    >
    > I'm closing this bug report since this is not a bug. Feel free to
    > comment on this bug and reopen it if you disagree.


    Thank your for your answer and explanation.


    Thanks,

    Paul

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