Re: dselect's install is too slow
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On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, [ISO-8859-2] Pawe³ Sakowski wrote:
> Debian 1.3.1
> Why does installation of packages via dselect last so long? It checks (I
> don't know why) all the packages on the cd. What for? It already knows
> which packages need installation.
You are right.
Now Debian 2.0 contains a much better tool to install packages called
"mountable", which will appear as one more dselect access method as soon
as you install the "dpkg-mountable" package.
This new dselect method is *much* faster and makes the old "cdrom",
"mounted", "harddisk", and "nfs" methods to be virtually obsolete.
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