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Re: Base Bug Week, 30th April to 6th May

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:52:11PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Martin" == Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> writes:
>     Martin> Since the base system comprises our most important
>     Martin> packages, virtually all of which are installed on any
>     Martin> Debian system, your help is really needed!  While Bug
>     Martin> Squashing Parties usually focus on Release Critical (RC)
>     Martin> bugs, we should also try to get the number of normal (or
>     Martin> even wishlist) bugs in the base as low as possible.  This
>     Martin> involves writing patches or documentation -- everyone can
>     Martin> help with this; also non developers are encouraged to
>     Martin> participate.
> What is the easiest way to upgrade only base packages without
> upgrading anything else (unless required?).
> Ideally I would like to upgrade/install anything section==base or
> priority==required, but not anything else just yet (as I don't like
> upgrading to much stuff, partly because of the huge bandwidth
> required).
> Is this possible without manually copying&pasting from dselect?
Just enter dselect, then on each category that you have packages
installed, except for base/required, choose to hold them '='.

Should be that simple, although I haven't run dselect in months.

Gordon Sadler

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