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Re: dselect

On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > Yeah I tried to Upgrade my desktop with dselect instead of apt-get and
> dpkg ....
> > And I trashed my system  :-(  I finally got it working enough to boot
> so I can
> > recover my files, but unless someone can show me a better way, I will
> need to
> > reinstall from scratch then do a restore from backup  :-(
> I don't understand.  Doesn't dselect use apt-get to install software? 
> (Unless you
> have the packages on a CD, I suppose.)
> I've always used dselect, and if it did something that hurt the system,
> it was
> always while running apt-get.  Please explain further.

As far as I know, dselect uses apt-get. My problem is that I typed
something wrong in dselect and now it wants to remove important packages.
But when I look up in the list, these packages are still marked as
installed and to remain installed (i.e. *** <package name>)

My idea was to use a command to tell dselect to "forget" this selection...

Andreas Tscharner                                     starfire@dplanet.ch
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build 
bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce 
bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." -- Rich Cook 

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