Bug#10363: marked as done (infomagic CD Debian 1.2 dselect installs broken X11, Emacs, TeX)
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From: email@example.com (PILCH Hartmut)
Subject: infomagic CD Debian 1.2 dselect installs broken X11, Emacs, TeX
I bought the infomagic 6 CD Linux Developer's Resource and installed
Debian successfully on my second SCSI disk. The Debian installation
routine impressed me as the most powerful I have seen in years of
Linux use: the gnu enlightening user interface for the informational
enlightenment movement to which I have been trying to contribute these
However the DSelect utility was a complete failure. The Select option
is not only organized in an unenlightening manner (offering no way to
navigate between hierarchy nodes, allowing only movement at the line
level in a multipage list), but it also fails to do its basic work.
Even when choosing to install "everything", dselect fails to install
such basic packages as TeX, Emacs and X11. Only basic shell and
network utilities work.
Even after several attempts at manually installing X11, X related
programs like XF86config and Emacs don't start, because X libraries
like libXmu and libXaw are not found. In fact the infomagic debian
disk seems to lack several packages like xlib6 (it has only
rex-fixed/binary-i386/x11/xlib6-dev_3.2-1.deb), netpbm, pgp and more.
Also, the different versions of tcl-tk (tcl7.4 7.5 7.6 tk 4.0 4.1 4.2)
that are required by some packages are permanently in conflict with
each other and make the installation process break.
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