dselect and its help messages
> dpkg (1.10.26) unstable; urgency=low
> * ...
> * Revert to current 'stable' behaviour of Space/Enter/'Q' in the dselect
> help screen, Space leaves the help screen and Enter and 'Q' do nothing.
> It's dangerous to encourage users to press Enter or 'Q' since they
> commit changes in the package selection screen.
> * ...
> -- Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:26:51 +0000
oh no, these are bad news :(
i found it very fast using Enter to exit the help message. i'm not
talking about the first one shown on entering package selection but the
(usually "many") ones shown before dependency conflict resolution. it
was everything in the right hand... really fast. and i've never been
confused by this behaviour.
IMHO people confused by dselect should switch to another dpkg/apt
frontend and not break it.
i hate hitting space to dismiss the help messages, i realized this
when Enter was introduced to dismiss them. i really liked/loved this
-----[ Domenico Andreoli, aka cavok
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