How to reset dselect to zero selections
I made a mesh of dselect -> apt-get -> dpkg:
i use slink with dselect access-method apt,
in sources.list an ftp-source for unstable (potato) packages.
The new enlightenment needed a new libc6, and the new libc6
causes the renewal of practically half my distribution,
which i don't like to do over a telephone-line.
So i decided not to download. But now i can't get back a clean
dselect selection list: even if i think i have set everything on
hold (=), there are packages back on select (*). It seems i have
pushed on Enter at least once to often.
Also i have tried a --get-selections / --set-selections cycle,
changing the 'install' to 'hold' in between.
My two questions are:
- how do i bring back dselect to a healthy state
- where can i find a clear, not cryptic, discussion of
dselect, especially the interaction of the + - = keys,
and the X Q D R and U keys (and the role of the Old Mark).
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