On Wed, Sep 15, 1999 at 02:13:58PM -0400, Kevin Puetz wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > Oh no, don't use dselect...it's evil. If you were using apt then it
> > would have held back gcc/g++ and friends for lack of the new binutils
> > (which is easily obtained from experimental if you want it to work).
> Does apt have a way to list packages and details? If so I haven't found it
> yet... dpkg -l works, but I can only use -I on a package after I've downloaded
> it... somehow dselect has all this info though. I mostly use apt-get, but in
> this case used dselect (under the apparently mistaken assumption that they are
> the same subsystem).
Dan mentioned the apt-cache method already...however, the best thing to do
is grab console-apt from
I hacked the rules so it would build, when the maintainer fixes the bug in
the source package it can go in the disty.
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