Re: conflicts in Debian Distributions
[ about conflicts when installing everything in debian ]
Jack Nutting wrote:
> That being said, perhaps there should be a predefined
> installation selection (among the listed configurations you get
> when you run dselect on a new installation) where something as
> close as possible to "everything" is installed. So if there are
> multiple, conflicting versions of a library or tool, the newest
> stable version would be installed; Where there are conflicts
> between functionally overlapping packages (like
> smail/sendmail/exim as you mentioned above), perhaps it should
> install none of them, and output into a log file some
> human-readable summary of which conflicting packages the user may
> want to choose from, so they can easily see what they might want
> to go back and install later. Just some ideas...
In fact that could be done with the profiles offered on a new
debian 2.0 installation (maybe it is done, I don't remember the
options). Is there a way to get into this `profile selection'
later on, when you have debian up and running?
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