Re: Dselect/dpkg feature request
On Feb 22, Ian Jackson wrote
> David Engel:
> > I think this problem can be solved cleanly by adding two related
> > features to dselect/dpkg. First, have dselect/dpkg distinguish
> > between packages that the user explicitly selects to be installed and
> > packages that are implicitly selected because other selected packages
> > depended on them. Second, have dselect/dpkg automatically (or
> > possibly with user confirmation) deselect any implicitly selected
> > packages when they are no longer needed.
> This is a very interesting point, and my first reaction is to like
> your suggestion.
> I don't think that --get-selections and --set-selections are really
> what is needed here.
> This does make dselect's current interface one step more complicated,
> though ...
Some, perhaps. I hope the people who are going to revise dselect's
interface will keep this suggestion in mind.
David Engel ODS Networks
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