Bug#1390: dselect too verbose
On Mon, 18 Sep 1995 14:52:10 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org (David H. Silber) said:
> I suggest that each issue be registered as a seperate bug with debian-bugs.
> 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.