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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.