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Re: dselect and dpkg

>>>>> On 15 May 1996 12:15:39 +0200, Kai Grossjohann
>>>>> <grossjoh@ls6.informatik.uni-dortmund.de> said:

  Kai> Hi there, I'm trying to install Debian 1.1 (I know that it's
  Kai> unstable and maybe I should start with a stable release first,
  Kai> but I have already learned a few things and I think I should be
  Kai> able to complete the installation with your help).

  Kai> [...]

  Kai> Also, it seems that dselect sometimes gets confused about which
  Kai> packages are available.  What would I need to do to convey the
  Kai> right state of affairs to dselect?  Create the correct
  Kai> Packages.gz file?  Something else? [...]


seems I have learned quite a bit since I posted the last time.  I now
installed Debian 1.1 using dpkg alone and doing away with dselect.
Fits my style of work better anyway :-)

However, I tried dselect once again and it really seems it it using
the information from the Packages* file, regardless of the contents of
the directories.  WIBNI there was at least a way to let it go search
the directories themselves if the user so desires?  This may take
longer but it means that it's got accurate information.

Life is hard and then you die.

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