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Re: Packages should not Conflict on the basis of duplicate functionality

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 01:08:31PM -0400, Laurel Fan wrote:
> Excerpts from debian: 29-Sep-99 Re: Packages should not Con.. by Craig
> Sanders@taz.net.au 
> > IMO that's the price you pay for saying "install a whole bunch of
> > random stuff i haven't personally selected". if you cared, you'd
> > take the time to vet all selections yourself.
> In the initial install, is it possible to go in and unselect and
> select packages after picking profile/tasks (Or just look at what it
> wants to install)?

yes. dselect is run immediately after the pre-selection stage.

> The install program and the docs say "skip the Select step of
> dselect"... Does it mean "skip it because you will confuse the
> installer" or "you should skip it because it's already done"?

it means "skip it because i don't want pre-selections".

that option is to not run the pre-selection script, to jump straight
into dselect. it's the option i always choose when building systems
because i prefer to select all packages.


craig sanders

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