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  1. $Id: README,v 1.1 1999/11/21 22:01:04 tausq Exp $
  2. Task Selection UI v0.1
  3. Nov 20, 1999
  4. Randolph Chung <>
  5. Here's a first cut at a task selection user interface.
  6. The interface GUI is based on libslang. It has no other special library
  7. dependencies.
  8. On startup, the tasksel program will read /var/lib/dpkg/available to
  9. identify task packages (matching "task-*"). These packages will be
  10. presented in a simple list selection screen with their short descriptions.
  11. Users can drill down into the task packages to see detailed descriptions and
  12. some information about the packages in the task.
  13. On exit, tasksel executes the appropriate apt-get command to install the
  14. selected packages. If the -t option is given, then tasksel prints out the
  15. command line to use to stdout instead. All other messages are printed to
  16. stderr.
  17. The appropriate display strings in the source have been marked with gettext
  18. macros, though I have never done any other i18n work and am not sure if it
  19. is done correctly at the moment.
  20. A word on building.... use make CFLAGS="-Os" to get a smaller binary. The
  21. default build rule produces binaries with debugging symbols. You can also
  22. turn on -DDEBUG to get extra debugging info.
  23. Comments and suggestions are most welcome.