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Re: Bits from the dpkg team

On 03/26/2010 01:49 AM, Guillem Jover wrote:
  We are planning to split dselect from the dpkg source tree in the
  nearish future, once libdpkg API has stabilized a bit. It's currently
  in maintenance mode and needs someone who cares and actually use the

I know quite a number of people who are using dselect and who actually pinned dpkg in order to be to prevent breakage.

The current status is not good.

Maybe I'm just a odd Debian Oldtimer, but so far I haven't seen anything that could really replace dselect in terms of ease of use and ability to run on a console over slow lines. Especially if you quickly want to see which new packages entered the distribution, which changed and which you have pinned due to various conflicts and problems that appear when tracking unstable.


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