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Re: Dselect/dpkg feature request

David Engel <david@sw.ods.com> writes:

> It handles the install aspect of things just fine, but it doesn't
> handle the uninstall aspect near as nicely.

You can solve this problem nicely with the --get-selections and
--set-selections options of dpkg.  Do something like this:

dpkg --get-selections > sel
dselect # install the packages you want to play with
dpkg --set-selections < sel
dpkg --remove --pending


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