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Re: Debian Stretch new user report (vs Linux Mint)




On Fri, Dec 01, 2017 at 01:22:03PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 01.12.2017 um 13:15 schrieb Arturo Borrero Gonzalez:
> > On 1 December 2017 at 12:23, Michael Biebl <biebl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Am 01.12.2017 um 07:34 schrieb Paul Wise:
> >>> On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 1:36 AM, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
> 
> >>>> * no support for RW on NTFS drives, only RO. This wasn't fixed even by
> >>>> installing ntfs-3g [0].
> >>>> I didn't have the time to investigate the NTFS issue myself, sorry :-(
> >>>
> >>> Sounds like you need to get him to file a bug against ntfs-3g and
> >>> against whichever meta-package or other component should be installing
> >>> ntfs-3g. For the latter, perhaps gnome-software/PackageKit needs some
> >>> sort of filesystem detector that installs relevant packages. I was in
> >>> the same position recently with the Apple HFS+ filesystem.
> >>>
> >>
> >> udisks2 already recommends ntfs-3g. Most major desktops should use and
> >> install udisks2. Which desktop environment did your user install and did
> >> he maybe choose to not install recommends?
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > I don't really know, I would say gnome.
> 
> A default gnome desktop installation will pull in ntfs-3g (you can try
> by running apt install task-gnome-desktop in a chroot).
> If the user had to manually install ntfs-3g, something went wrong.

He mentioned that wifi needed a non-free firmware package after the
install. I would say the installation was done offline, in which case
Recommends: will be happily skipped if the package is not available in
the install media.

Now, I have no idea whether ntfs-3g is on CD/DVD 1 or not. It's been a
while since I installed a system with somethign other than a netinstall
media.

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