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Re: testing is broken

On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 11:12:38AM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 05:36:37PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:54:32PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > Users who say "I want all the optional packages", which every official
> > > Debian statement says they should be able to do, get a vastly
> > > confusing maze of conflicts.  
> > How do you get to say that? I was sure you could, but it doesn't seem
> > to be listed in the dselect help.
> The definitions of optional and extra tend to suggest it, for one thing.

I mean, you run dselect, and then press what buttons to select all
of optional? Is there an easier way than just going through every package
and hitting + unless it's extra?


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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