Re: screwed up dselect! help needed!
Everytime you [U]pdate, your old 'status' list gets replaced. If you
had information on packages you installed on your own (either built by
you locally, or obtained from sources outside your Debian CD), this
information is lost next time you look at the [I]nstall menu.
This is not a problem, if you can live with it. If you absolutely
must get that information back, re-install those local packages
(e.g. pine, which you had to build on your own due to its licensing,
and alien, which must also not have been on your CD-ROM).
Use 'dpkg --install alien_blablabla_i386.deb'
>>>>> "Engelen" == Engelen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Engelen> My slink box crashed, while running X as a user and
Engelen> dselect as root simultaniously (I was working with
Engelen> X). Now, I wanted to remove-and-reinstall Communicator
Engelen> for a reason not important here. But reinstalling
Engelen> wouldn't work, and dselect started to behave strangely. I
Engelen> decided to choose 'multi-cd' (I always install from cd's)
Engelen> again and do a '[U]pdate'. This seemed to be no problem,
Engelen> but now suddenly there are some 'Obsolete installed/local
Engelen> packages', including alien and pine! What has happened
Engelen> here? How can I get things normal again? I would really
Engelen> appreciate some help!
Engelen> Arnout Engelen email@example.com