Bug#1037: marked as done (dselect user interface (was Re: debian 0.93pl5 installation))
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From: email@example.com (Ian Jackson)
To: "Susan G. Kleinmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: dselect user interface (was Re: debian 0.93pl5 installation)
Susan G. Kleinmann writes:
> I looked at the help files for dselect today, and have some suggestions that
> might make them easier to use.
> [suggestions deleted]
Thanks for your comments, they're very helpful. I know that the user
interface to dselect is rather complicated and perhaps confusing to
the new user.
I'm very receptive to what you're saying, and I'll incorporate most of
your suggestions when I've released the C version of dpkg. I've filed
this message as a bug to remind me :-).
I'm also considering adding an additional `dumbed down' package
selection interface, which merely presents the packages in order
asking `yes/no/all-in-category/quit/ask-later'-type questions, and
presents information about conflicts and dependencies at that stage
one package at a time.
Ian Murdock writes:
> My primary complaint was the lack of mention of the `q' key. After my
> first encounter with the dependency resolution screen (and after I had
> resolved all dependencies, etc. to my liking), it took a minute or two
> before I realized how to get back to the main selection screen. [...]
It already does say it in the help text. Or rather, it tries to.
However, due to a mistake on my part it fails to find the keybinding
and says `[not bound]' instead !
My next main release of dpkg will fix this problem.
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From: Ben Collins <email@example.com>
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Subject: some dpkg bug maintainence with permission from wichert
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1685: dpkg-split command line parsing.
My take on this, the options expected aren't in a compatible format,
so it can't be made GNU style. Also the man page shows that the
complained about format is expected. IMO, if it's documented as such,
then it should be acceptible. GNU is not the endall argument format.
16217: prompting for clearing avail on updates in dselect
dselect doesn't seem to do this anymore
10263: segfaults on upgrade
Very old bug concerning libc5->libc6 upgrades. I don't think we have any
way to really reproduce it, plus the reports show that the cause was
possibly found from some dependencies, but the original poster never
4074: conffile's left behind
Not a current problem with dpkg it seems
1037: dselect help screen
Ian said he would fix this in the report when he released the C version of
dpkg, that seems to have occured (bug report is vague on what the actual bug
is, and attempts at clarifying have failed).
Ben....more to come