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Re: console-apt

the thing that john is missing is that the learning curve for dselect is
practically vertical. the key bindings are anything bug obvious. to a user
who is unfimiliar with the way debian packages work, dselect is a
impenetrable wall. this is the worst place to have a confusing interface.
when dselect is first presented to the user, the system isn't even capable
of reading manual pages. i shudder to think what someone new to linux would
think, not only of debian but of free software in general. sure it's stable,
but so what. if you can't figure out how to use it, it might as well be
crashing. IMHO, we need a better tool.

John Travers (J.C.Travers@durham.ac.uk) wrote:
> I don't quite understand all of this, dselect has all of the features
> you have mentioned here, i.e. new packages, intuitive key-bindings, easy
> help pages, it is very stable and useable. It also can use all of the
> apt features as well as not having to depend on apt. I can't see the
> need for any other packaging tool (IMHO).
> Cheers,
> John Travers
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