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SEUL: Re: SEUL distribution?

On Wed, 14 Jan 1998, Craig Sanders wrote:

> why not pick a subset of debian as your base distribution? more than
> the debian base disks but less then the full distribution. modify the
> packages as appropriate for your needs.
> then users of seul would be able to install any .deb package out of
> the debian archive in addition to .deb packages from the seul dist. in
> effect, the debian ftp site would become a 'contrib' section for your
> dist.
> debian has always been intended to be a good base from which other
> distributions can be built...
> craig

 This was just what I was about to suggest. It would be awkward if 
SEUL users had to go to a different packaging system for packages not
available in SEUL. In effect it would become a kind of Debian-lite, 
(or, dare I say it, a Red Hat-lite or whichever distribution you feel
is most suited to the goals of SEUL). 
 Dselect is one thing that has to be improved (and I understand it is
- any hints as to what Diety is going to be like, developer-people?)
I didn't find the interface to hard to understand, although it might
be a little daunting for people expecting a Win95 InstallShield. 
But it's habit of searching through the entire CD when you want to 
install just one little package is inconvienient. 
 The other thing I'd suggest is picking one mail transfer agent and 
sticking with it. I had more trouble configuring mail than anything 
else. All the documentation seems to assume you're installing it on a