Install Different Types of Servers

According to ubuntu help section, tasksel is a command line application that can be used to install tasks. Here a task is nothing but meta package for other packages. Except that you can define your own tasks by editing the file /usr/share/tasksel/ubuntu-tasks.desc.

Tasksel presents curses based interface by default if you don't specify any command line arguments. Following are some of the predefined tasks you can install.

  • dns-server
  • edubuntu-server
  • lamp-server
  • ubuntu-desktop
  • ubuntu-live
  • mail-server
  • openssh-server
  • print-server
  • samba-server
  • myubuntu-desktop
  • ubuntustudio-desktop

You can get complete list of tasks by executing following command.

tasksel --list-tasks

Here is the command to install any given task.

sudo tasksel install [task name]

Enjoy ubuntu :)


Raymond said…
It has in the list:

Ubuntu live DVD

What would that install? A ISO of it or what?

Is there a doc that says?

-Raymond Day
vamsee said…
Not sure what that task is going to install.

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