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Re: first draft "aptitude howto"

On 29-Mar-00, 09:00 (CST), Robert Bihlmeyer <robbe@orcus.priv.at> wrote: 
> (I'm also a first-time aptitude user)
> Branden Robinson <branden@ecn.purdue.edu> writes:
> > (Remark: I think I would find the overloading of the '-' key confusing.
> > Please consider using a different key for hold operations.  'h' seems
> > intuitive but might be pressed by novices as an attempt to get help.  '!'
> > seems like another possible candidate for hold, a la "Stop!"  "Wait!"
> > "Achtung!" :) )
> After think about it like this, it was quite natural for me:
> + accelerates, goes forward. Packages that are standing still (held or
>   simply not installed) will get in motion and move forward, if
>   possible
> - brakes, goes back. Packages that would otherwise tend to get
>   upgraded, will be held back by this; packages that are not in
>   motion (already held, or up-to-date) will go backwards by being
>   removed.

I find this confusing. It seems to imply that I have to hit + twice to
install a package and - twice to remove it. Very weird. What's wrong
with '=' ("keep the same")?

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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