Re: Bug#47913: console-tools-libs: Priority required causes dselect problems on serial console machines
Matt Porter writes:
> I still don't understand how dselect decides what packages it must
> automagically select.
My guess is that dselect only ever automatically chooses a state when
it has never seen the package before.
> It seems it just marks everything that is required,
> standard or important as "install" How do I mark the console-* packages as
> "purge" or "hold" from a script?
echo "console-tools purge" | dpkg --set-selections
> As it stands now, the script does a dpkg --purge to remove console-*, but
> entering dselect by default sets them back to "install".
I'm not sure but using --set-selections before entering dselect may
prevent it to do its usual guess.
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