Re: deselect survey
Ben Burton wrote on 25/11/2004 03:34:
Sure, which is why I refer to users as opposed to developers :) With
dselect you at least get the recommended behaviour by default.
Oh, and having said that, I should add that I as a developer also use
dselect as my package management tool of choice, and that I generally
install all recommends unless I have a very good reason not to.
Recommends are generally not made frivolously (or at least they're not
supposed to be).
Well, why does each kernel-image package (at least those built by
make-kpkg) recommend the corresponding kernel-source and kernel-doc
packages? A "normal" user doesn't need either of them. Only somebody who
compiles software himself might(!) need the kernel-source package (some
more might need the kernel-headers package). Only very few people will
need the kernel-doc package.
Oh well, one of the reasons I mostly use apt-get for package handling
and apt-cache for searching/browsing and stuff. But never the less, my
entry to this survey would be
 I used dselect two weeks ago. And I do prefer dselect over aptitude
and/or synaptic, mainly because I really like it's interface better.