Re: frustration with dselect automatic package selection
On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 10:53:53AM -0400, Federico Grau wrote:
> When I install a system (especially servers), I tend to choose the
> task-sel path and unselect everything, with the goal of getting the
> most minimal installation as possible. Then as I need packages I will
> apt-get them as needing them.
> I occasionally use dselect because it has some niceties which apt-get
> does not have... however the firt time I run it, it has the "default
> package selection" already set to install?! Is there a way to tell
> dselect to ignore the default package selection other than paging up
> and down and unselecting every item?
Just hit '_' (for purge) on the "Newly available packages" heading, and
they'll all be deselected. The next time you run dselect, it'll remember
that they're set to purge and not bother you with them.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]
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