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Re: Right way to sync



elf@netcom.com (Marc Singer)  wrote on 04.10.98 in <19981004151307.A22452@netcom3.netcom.com>:

> What is the *right* way to sync to slink (or any other distribution)?
> I looked into dftp and found that it seems more like a method for
> installing new packages than keeping in sync with the most recent
> versions.
>
> The main thing I'm trying to avoid the duplicate package install
> problem.  For example, dselect gets very confused when I have more
> than one package version present in my distribution directory.  It
> installes the lower numbered one first and then goes through the
> successive versions upgrading.  This caused a problem with X, for
> example, when some of the files moved and the uninstall scripts
> weren't clever enough to handle the soft links.

Install apt. Then use dselect's apt method. That one doesn't get confused  
with multiple versions. It also doesn't have the "do multiple tries until  
everything installs" problem, at least as long as no package is broken.


MfG Kai


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