Re: wrestling with dselect
On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 05:18:45PM -0700, darrell wrote:
> Is this in potato?
> i am still a debian newbie - havent quite figured out how to tell where
> i am getting my packages / package lists and if there are
> multiple versions,
> ( i ahve edidted the apt-get sources file, but, there
> is no clear indication with those urls if i am in testing
> stable or what? i wish the apt sources urls had a
> clue in them as to what i am getting ) plus i need to
> read more docs specific to debian and the stable-testing-release
> stuff, it is quite involved as i can see
> i wonder if it is as simple as changing the word stable to testing?
A response "3.0" means you are using testing, i.e. woody.
Stable is 2.2.
If you are using testing and your /etc/apt/sources.list URLs read like
the ones below, edit the file and change "stable" to read "woody"
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
> deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
> deb http://download.sourceforge.net/debian stable main contrib non-free
> well, guess they do, i am using stable, i used the woody install
> disks, i may have this all wrong now that i think about it, but
> i am getting newish versions of some programs ( X, gimp ), well
> whatever, i can live with a bit of dependancy wrestling, i dont
> think it is too much to expect
> another thing, why are some configs in /var/lib/dpkg and others
> in /etc/apt-get, i am willing to bet there are configs for
The stuff in /var/lib/dpkg is used by dpkg to keep track of what
packages are installed. Configuration files for apt and dpkg are in
man pages will tell you where configuration files are located.
> dselect somewhere else too? symlinks would be nice, thankfully
> i do have the time to look around, you must too if you are
> reading this
> i will try pushing X next time i have dependancy problems in
> dselect, i had moderate succes using sed though - brute force
> works sometimes? i was previously hiting /enter / Q / +++-+ / or quiting
> but got into some nasty loops
> thanks - i dont know how i missed the X, duh - well i tried X and it
> still wants me to unistall half my software, i dont think so!!!
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