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Re: KDE 3.2.2 for Woody... Careful upgrading..

On Friday 23 April 2004 01:22, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Jes�ncero Franco wrote:
> Just because the userbase tends to use apt-get quite a bit, doesn't mean
> it's intelligent enough to do everything, nor has it ever been.  I
> remember seeing notes from the apt-get developers warning against its
> use as a generic tool long ago.
> The warnings about how it does its package dependencies have simply
> slipped out of the general consciousness over the past few years.  I
> still have days running testing on one of the machines here where it
> refuses to upgrade something, fire up dselect and it figures out the
> dependency problem perfectly and finishes off where apt-get gave up.
> Nate Duehr, nate@natetech.com

What would help a lot if someone with extensive experience of dselect would 
write a how-to for even recent converts to Debian to be able to figure out 
how to use it.  The popularity of apt-get is its apparent simplicity but its 
documentation is lacking in explaining its limitations.


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