Some debian applications are installed via tasksel, rather than the traditional apt tool. What is the benefits/differences between the methods, when we already have the option of meta-packages?

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    The question has been answered in askubuntu: askubuntu.com/questions/252056/… – jhilmer Jun 2 '15 at 15:33
  • @jhilmer First of all, I'm not an Ubuntu user. Second, it is put in a vague way, not exactly what I'm asking – Omer Dagan Jun 2 '15 at 17:48
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    The answer in the above link is also valid for Debian. It actually describes the difference and benefits between task and meta-packages. – jhilmer Jun 2 '15 at 19:26

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