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Re: Woody Installation

"Christian T. Steigies" wrote:

> Moin,
auch Moin
> apt-cache search or wajig search work quite nicely. Also dselect still sorts
> packages according to sections, and I bet that gives you much more
> information than a CD listing. You could also read the Packages file
> directly, but I guess apt-cache search uses that as an input. And if you
> insist on reading the files on the CD, find also works on CD-Roms.
Will give aptitude / dselect etc. a try
> > dkpg -r xdm
> > dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of xdm
> >   x-window-system depends on xdm
> > so I cant't remove it, but I think it should not be installed by
> > default.
> Of course you can remove it, x-window-system is only a task which pulls in a
> bunch of other packages, including xdm, because the "standard" user who
> wants the x-windows-system also wants xdm. You are the non-standard user.
> After installing the task, nobody stops you from removing the task and
> individual packages which were pulled in by that task. Its just a convenient
> thing to select one "package" and get X (or C development, or ...) going
> instead of selecting an xserver, some fonts, a windowmanager and a terminal
> emulator and maybe more manually. Its very easy to forget something and you
> wonder why X is not working. Been there, done that, xterm was my favourite.
That helps.

Thanks a lot

Axel Schlicht

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