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Re: Why is dselect part of dpkg?

On Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 02:37:06PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I haven't used dselect in a long, long time and don't intend to ever
> use it again, having discovered capt and aptitude. My question is why
> dselect is part of dpkg, making it required. Wouldn't it make more sense
> to split it off into a dselect package?

The answer is very simple. Provide a way so that upgrades to a split
dpkg/dselect will not break for people who are already using dselect
Remember they may be using dselect during this upgrade, and making dpkg
pre-dep on this new dselect package is not an option, else you will not be
able to remove dselect.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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