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Re: Bug#6394: dpkg: dselect's treatment of Recommends

> I have been reading all this talk about how dselect treats recommends like
> depends and that this makes it very hard on the user.  I, however, have not
> had a big problem with this, b/c yes dselect will automatically select the
> recommended packages when I go to the resolving screen.  But, dselect keeps
> a record of what I had the package set at b/4. All I have to do is switch
> it back and shift-Q out of the screen.  I have done this a few times and it
> seems to work pretty well.

Gotta admit, I didn't think about using Q here..

I tried your suggestion, but if I do this, everytime I go into dselect and
select packages, when I exit the selection screen, dselect selects a
bunch of packages I don't want installed, and I have to correct what it's
selected, and hit Q. I run dselect daily, this will quickly become a royal

Ok, maybe since the Q key binding is there, this bug should just be merged
with the "bad dselect interface" line of bugs. I think it should still be
kept open, though, becuase IMHO, dselect should still handle this much

#!/usr/bin/perl -lisubstr($_,39+38*sin++$y/9,2)=$s #  joey@kite.ml.org
for($s='  '||McQ;$_='JOEY HESS 'x8;print){eval$^I} #         Joey Hess

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