Re: Debian 2.0 & Cheaper Bytes again
On Mon, Sep 28, 1998 at 12:14:12PM +0000, D.L.WHITELEY wrote:
> I have the CheapBytes 4 CD set. I was wondering if there is a clean
> way of maintaining the dselect package list on my machine while also
> installing stuff of the extra CDs.
The way I'd do this would be
- dpkg --clear-available
- for each CD, for each "distribtution":
dpkg --merge-avail Packages
- dselect [S]elect
- dselect [I]nstall (first "main" CD, then "non-free" CD, then "contrib"
> If I copy a .deb file onto somewhere on my HD and use dpkg -i does this
> update the list of packages reported when I run dselect again?
It's included in dselect's list of installed packages; it is not added to
the list of packages that are available to dselect. To add a single package
to dselect's list of available packages, do dpkg --record-avail the.deb .
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