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Re: dselect and its help messages

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 14:00 +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 03:20:19PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > The change *to* Enter was the thing that broke dselect for those of us
> > who have been using it since woody and earlier. Switching back to the
> > old behaviour unbroke it. As the changelog message states, encouraging
> > people to press Enter in dselect is dangerous.
> > 
> > Use 'dselect --expert' if you don't want to see the help messages at
> > all.
> How about a way to suppress the help screen permanently, such as an
> environment option or dotfile?
echo "expert" >> /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg

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Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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