Re: Linux: a gentle, growing approach
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 05:33:19PM +1000, David Pastern wrote:
> Ben said:
> excellent advice. in fact, i found myself in an involuntary chuckle before i
> got to the end of it. it's great to read that someone whose cunning (welches
> wissen (?)) i respect has the same opinion of dselect and tasksel. maybe the
> banishing of those two crapapples would help demystify debian for many more
> tentative users.
> I'll put my 2 bobs worth in here:
> I disagree to some extent with your comments Ben. Both tasksel and debconf
> are tools. Nothing more and nothing less. What you are saying is you don't
> like tools, and would rather do things the hard way (I agree generally
> better, you learn more and more reliable than an auto tool - I admit that).
Actually, I don't think that's what Ben is saying. If my telepathy's
working properly this morning, he's saying he wants better and more
co-operative tools. aptitude is the usual candidate here, since it's
shaping up to be able to replace both dselect and tasksel.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]