Wesnoth installs with no campaigns

Bug #72744 reported by Adam Petaccia on 2006-11-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wesnoth (Debian)
Fix Released
wesnoth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wesnoth

I know that its possible to technically have wesnoth installed with no campaigns, but this is a very bad idea. Wesnoth (not wesnoth-data) should _recommend_ (not suggest) that at least one campaign be installed. This is likely to confuse new users, and experienced onces as well - and already has, because I've gotten a few "help me's!" with it already.

Installing wesnoth without any campaigns is offering a game with severly reduced functionality (and the tutorial doesn't count).

Morgan Collett (morgan) wrote :

I installed wesnoth and it took me ages to figure out why clicking "Campaign" had no effect -- because there were no campaigns installed. I had installed Wesnoth with Add/Remove... (on Edgy) and there are no campaign packages visible there. If I had used synaptic I would probably have noticed them.

So I think this bug would be solved by listing the campaigns in Add/Remove... and by updating the description of the Wesnoth package to indicate that campaigns should also be installed.

Changed in wesnoth:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Alec Wright (alecjw) wrote :

I had a simmilar idea: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1902111#post1902111

The 3 possible ideas in the post are:
1. Make wesnoth depend on wesnoth-music, wesnoth-editor and the campaigns. However, some people might not want music, campaigns and editors.
2. Make a "wesnoth-all" metapackage which depends on wesnoth and the music, editor and campaigns. However, you would instinctively install the wesnoth package rather than wesnoth-all, unless you knew whay you were doing, so few people would use it.
3. Rename wesnoth to wesnoth-base, and make a metapackage called wesnoth which depends on wesnoth-base and the music, editor and campaigns.

No. 3 seems to be the best option.
I think that these changes should be implemented in feisty.

Changed in wesnoth:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Changed in wesnoth:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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