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

Barry wrote:

On Friday 23 April 2004 01:22, Nate Duehr wrote:
Jes?s Roncero 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.
Don't bother. I never figured out how to navigate dselect. Aptitude is much better and is highly recommended by many.

Paul Scott

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