Updating the system using dselect->dists/stable-updates?
I've just tried to update my Hamm system (using the ftp method in dselect) by
appending "dists/stable-updates" to the list of distributions
("/dists/stable/main dists/stable/non-free dists/stable/contrib") to get. The
result was that dselect also selected the m68k version of mutt, although my
system is an i386.
The directories dists/stable/main, dists/stable/non-free, dists/stable/contrib
have a subdivision into architectures, e.g. binary-i386, binary-m68k. I guess
the reason dselect selected the wrong architecture must be that there is no
architecture-specific subdivision in stable-updates.
It seems simply appending "/dists/stable-updates" doesn't do the trick. What,
then, is the right way to update a system using dselect? Or should I manually
install the contents of the dists/stable-updates directory using dpkg?