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Re: packages fetching tools

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On Monday 26 July 2004 04:16, Nick Boyce wrote:
> I'm sorry ... I've used dselect.  I still have bad dreams about the
> hours I spent lost wandering round in there (not to mention in its
> so-called help system).  IMHO it's user interface exemplifies the
> phrase "as user friendly as a cornered rat".  I can't imagine what the
> designers were thinking of when they dreamed it up.
> I understand that it (apparently) gives the best level of control over
> packages, and it sure is very quick at whatever-the-hell-it-is that it
> does, but I won't use it again unless I'm being beaten with rubber
> hoses to force me to.
> If apt hadn't existed, I might even have been forced to give up using
> Debian because of the thought of having to use dselect for package
> management.
> [phew] I feel better now ... thankyou for letting me share that with
> you ;-)

full ack! i actually never used dselect. i quit it after about 5 minutes and 
never called it again. this app makes me feel far more stupid than i already 
consider myself being. i prefer apt/dpkg, sometimes if i want to browse the 
db or want some overview, i use synaptic. 

this post might not be considered a very valuable contribution to this list 
but thanks Nick, i feel with you. 

- -- 
what we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. what we call random 
is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call 
nonsense. what we can't read we call gibberish. - chuck palahniuk, survivor
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