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Re: deselect survey

On 23-Nov-04, 19:32 (CST), Paul Seelig <pseelig@debian.org> wrote: 
> That's why
> it strikes me as being so silly that dselect still can't be uninstalled
> after all these years... :-/

That's a mere artifact of our release cycle. Dselect only be came a
separate package in woody, and a clean upgrade required that dselect be,
er, required, by dpkg. I've had dselect uninstalled since the early days
of sarge.

As someone who happily used dselect for many years, and never really
thought it was all that bad, I admit that I haven't used in a long
time; aptitude is, IMO, a generally better interface. I do miss the
sorting interface in dselect, though. Aptitude has powerful sorting
capabilities, but the interface is a bit clumsy. In dselect, I could
just hit 'o' and 'O' randomly until I got what I wanted :-).

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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