Re: aptitude rather than dselect for Woody, Please?
Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> I'm not talking about "console-apt", but about "aptitude". I see no
> reason why it would not support installation from multiple CD's,
> provided those CD's are registered by "base-config". AFAIK, it
> supports "dpkg --set-selections"... or something like it, since it
> does remember your selections between invocations like dselect does.
Hmm. It remembers selections, but it does not do it by setting values in
the status file. Instead, it uses /var/state/aptitude/pkgstates. Oh but
it looks like it merges in /var/lib/dpkg/status to that file when it is
run, so that's ok.
If someone wants to arrange for aptitude to be installed by debootstrap
as part of the base system, I will be happy to make base-config offer it
along with dselect as options for the second-stage package selector. But
this needs to be done really quickly if it's done at all.
When did aptitude become such a nice peice of work? Wow.
see shy jo