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Re: Dselect/dpkg feature request

On Feb 20, Guy Maor wrote
> 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

I wasn't aware of these options.  This probably wouldn't work very
well though if I install or remove anything else in between.

David Engel                        ODS Networks
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