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Re: Back to RedHat

>>>>> "Bob" == Bob McElrath <mcelrath@isp.nwu.edu> writes:

    Bob> On 24 Sep 1998, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
    >> [this is not a flame or rant, even though it will seem to be]

    Bob> On the diversity of packages issue, I agree, diversity of
    Bob> packages is good.  But it just seemed to me that everyone is
    Bob> trying their hardest to get every package under the sun into
    Bob> the archive, without worrying about whether they work or
    Bob> install properly.  (lesstif, gtk being the biggest culprits).

Scuse me? What's wrong the the GTK packages? If you have a problem
with them, please report a bug. The Debian Bug Tracking system is
meant for these kinds of things; if you see a problem with any Debian
package, report a bug by using the 'bug' program, or by looking at
http://www.debian.org/Bugs/ . I have had no such reports of GTK not
installing properly.

    Bob> gnome has its gtk libs (which it depends on).  gtk1.1 is
    Bob> there too.  selecting just one of them was a pain since
    Bob> anytime I selected any package that depended on gtk it
    Bob> brought up the annoying little help screen followed by
    Bob> dependency info.  I'd suggest only bringing up *unresolved*
    Bob> dependency info.

GNOME is alpha software. GTK has a  production release and a
developer's release. We support both. Is this a problem?

It sounds like your problems are with dselect. Dselect will not
bring up dependancy info if the dependancies are met. Perhaps
you should have read the error dselect was giving you.


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