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Re: dselect sucks greasy cheese balls

Kurt Sys wrote:
> To be honest, I had some troubles with dselect too... After
> I had some thing installed 'automatically' etc, it messed up my
> laptop once. OK, this might partially due to myself because of
> being 'unconcentrated'. I simply don't use dselect anymore.
> Just 'apt-get' thinks (or 'dpkg'), it works fine. Simple. No
> trouble.

There is surely no trouble, but aptitude can be actually even
helpfull -- keeping track of packages which were installed just
to satisfy dependencies, and which can thus be safely eliminated
when not needed. IIRC, plain apt-get cannot do that. And of
course for some people menu-screen-based interface is more
pleasant than apt-cache search etc.


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