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Bug#1390: dselect too verbose

Package: dpkg
Version: 0.93.75

On Mon, 18 Sep 1995 14:52:10 -0400 (EDT), dhs@firefly.com (David H. Silber) said:

> I suggest that each issue be registered as a seperate bug with debian-bugs.

I wrote:

> I used dselect (dpkg 0.93.75) for the first time this weekend.  It
> seems very powerful.  Although I feel much more comfortable with it
> after having spent a few hours with it, there were some rude shocks
> in learning how to use it:

> 6. Would it be possible to turn off all the unnecessary output (e.g.,
>    the gazillion "skipping package xxx" messages) by default during
>    package configuration?  I don't care what dpkg is NOT doing!  I
>    only want to know what it IS doing.

> I think dselect needs to be made as intuitive as possible to prevent
> new Debian users from giving up in frustration.  Dpkg/dselect is a
> really great tool.  It would be a shame if people were turned off to
> just because they had trouble figuring out how to use it.

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