a user interface for installing tasks
tasksel shows all available tasks and allows selecting ones to install
-t, --test test mode; don't actually install or remove packages --new-install automatically select some tasks without even displaying them to the user; default other tasks to on; used during new Debian installs. --list-tasks list on stdout the tasks that would be displayed in the tasksel interface --task-packages task lists on stdout the packages that are available and part of the given task Note that this option may be given more than once. --task-desc task outputs the extended description of the given task --debconf-apt-progress options Pass the specified options to the debconf-apt-progress command that tasksel runs.
/usr/share/tasksel/descs/*.desc and /usr/local/share/tasksel/descs/*.desc are used to define tasks.
This document first appeared with tasksel-1.0
tasksel was written by Randolph Chung