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Re: A couple suggestions to improve debian installation (long)


I have the header files installed, and they have dependencies.
dselect won't let me remove them. I want the kernel sources, but
dselect won't let me install that, it conflicts. 

I really don't know enough to feel safe removing the headers by
hand. The obvious thing is irrritating (mostly because I didn't
think ahead!): Remove all the packages having header dependencies
then remove the headers, then install the sources along with the
rest of the packages. 
There should be a recommended sequence for package installation,
and there should be some documentation with the dselect package
with gotchas mentioned for idiots such as yours truly.  I'll
volunteer to write such a document.

Would someone please help me, even it is only telling me to do the
obvious thing mentioned above?


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