Re: Do NOT hit `-' on `All Packages' in dselect
>From: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Do not do this. If you do and then use `Remove' from the dselect main
>menu dselect will attempt to REMOVE EVERY PACKAGE ON THE SYSTEM !
I made this mistake a few months ago, while attempting to understand and use
dselect for the first time. Previously, I had just used dpkg. I managed to
^C before irreparable damage was done, but still had to do extensive work
to reinstall most packages.
I believe there is a real problem with the nomenclature used in
dselect, especially words of the form "*select". Right know I think it
is (sorry if this is somewhat in error - my Debian system is at home):
I would rather see something like:
do not install