Per these:

What's the consequences if I don't install the "standard system utilities" of Debian?


there are three priority levels of packages:

  • required
  • important
  • standard

I understand that required packages are installed by default. standard packages are optional and can be selected during installation.

What about the important ones? Are they also installed by default?


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Important packages will be installed by default.

7.7. What is an Essential, Required, Important, Standard, Optional, or Extra package?

Important packages should be found on any Unix-like system.

Other packages which the system will not run well or be usable without will be here. This does NOT include Emacs or X or TeX or any other large application. These packages only constitute the bare infrastructure.

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