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Bug#4451: marked as done (dselect user interface (feedback and control))

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From: Barak Pearlmutter <bap@sloan.salk.edu>
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.2.14elf

in dselect's package selection smorgasboard menu, there's this great
big list of packages, one per line.  Which is wonderful.  But when
scrolling through it for the very first time, during setup of a a
brand new debian gnu/linux system, the user doesn't know how far
through it they are.  Uh oh, it might go on forever!  Will I be done
before dinnertime?

A simple indicator on the current package summary line in the middle
of the screen would give a big psychological boost:

    adduser (36/857)   installed; ...
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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 02:14:10 -0400
From: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
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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
  responded back.

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

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