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I'd like to create custom tasks for tasksel - is there any way to do this, like creating a package for Ubuntu, only it's for tasksel?

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Tasksel just reads data from /usr/share/tasksel/*.desc and /usr/local/share/tasksel/*.desc.

If you look at those files, you'll see that they have a yaml-like file with lists of packages and sections/descriptions.

So just put a file in /usr/local/share/tasksel/yourtasks.desc .. or create a .deb that puts a file in /usr/share/tasksel/yourtasks.desc. If you think it might be useful to the greater community, I'd suggest submitting it as a feature request here:

http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tasksel/+filebug

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