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Re: why does setup keep trying to install non-required packages?

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:08:44PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>On 8/12/2013 11:45 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Aug 12 11:29, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 01:16:33PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> On Aug 12 07:10, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>>> Maybe I jumped to an incorrect conclusion, but that (and earlier
>>>>> instances of the same problem) made me think that Misc was installed
>>>>> by default.
>>>> Oh, right.  The setup sources seem to prove that point, too.
>>> You know, I think I will remove "Misc" from upset's logic.  The category
>>> field should be mandatory, not optional.
>>> I assume that no one disagrees with this, right?
>> I don't.
>Back in the day, Misc was used when setup.exe supported installing a 
>directory full of random tarballs without setup.hint or setup.ini data. 
>  So, of course, if you pointed setup.exe at a directory full of random 
>tarballs, you did so because you wanted to install them -- thus Misc was 
>installed by default.

Note that I didn't say that I'd remove the capability from setup.exe.
I just want to remove it from the script that generates setup.ini.

I suppose someone could remove it from genini too.


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