base & kbd are not obsolete ....
This is probably not a bug, just confusing ...
Have just tried to configure a very minimal system on a PC 486 DX33
Just wanted the basics to make X go, to use as an xterminal.
It loads the ne2000 and nfs modules.
Used the base diskettes from July 17 i.e. debian-1.1 and
subsequently upgraded to kernel-image-2.0.25
However, during the dselect I was trying to install only a
minimum of packages and hence only required and important stuff
A few files were labelled obsolete so I decided to purge them.
Unfortunatly these files were base & kbd, and I think that
dselect did try to remove some stuff (not sure). In any
case when dselect was done, and I had realised why it was
complaining so much, dselect no longer worked!
The error reports had the following words in them:
filename not found -e <12>
(tho not necessarily in that order)
Fortunatly I was able to do
dpkg -i /mnt/debian/unstable/binary-i386/base/*
which brought dselect back to life and I was able to continue,
this time rather more cautiously ...
Simultaneously I was having problems with gawk. It was in the
development section and under the heading "optional" so I thought
there was no need for it. However, dselect reported that it was
unable to remove it - this may be normal, but the context looked
strange to me.
Just a usage report,
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