Re: dpkg Selective Install
On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> from being installed. What I plan to do is to have dpkg read a
> usually-nonexistent conffile in /etc and use wildcard patterns from
> it. This would be documented in the manual, with warnings telling you
> to NFS-mount /usr from another machine.
> It's possible that this feature could be used to support CDROM
> live-filesystem installations, but in that case it will all be managed
I hope that the confile in /etc will allow people to select a different
set of wildcards for each package. That is important because many people
would want to install only docs for user-unfriendly packages or to
NFS-mount not the whole /usr but only selected (big) packages. A
non-discriminating confile would be almost useless.