Re: Dselect and obsolet packages
> > However, it's also got a lot of packages in "Obsolete" sections. What
> > do I do with these?
> Obsolete/local packages is packages that:
> 3. in any other way is obsolete or local... ;)
Actually, dselect uses "Obsolete/local" for anything that doesn't exist at
the site it's looking at. This means that:
*if you point it at a "non-us" server, it'll show most of the standard
distribution as Obsolete/local
*if you point it at a US server, it'll show all non-us packages as
*if you point it at the main CD, it'll show all contrib packages as
Obsolete/local (and vice versa)
What to do with them: if they're things you want, leave them as they are.
If they're things you don't want, uninstall them. If they're libraries, I
suppose you press "-" on them and see if anything pops up in the dependency
screen (and then use "R" if it's something important).
Just like any other package, I guess, with the proviso that you can't
re-install them from the place dselect is looking at right now (so if you
change your mind later, you'll have to find out where you got them from