Just another dselect blues...
Using dselect to update my debian system via ftp i choose to install
'LyX-0.10.7' without any Debian-LaTeX stuff as i have teTeX-0.4 installed
under '/usr/local/lib/teTeX'. Annoyingly dselect since then keeps telling
me about dependency problems whenever i use it again and i have to manually
deselect every LaTeX item quitting with 'Q' to not make it install anything
i already have installed with 'teTeX-0.4'.
Is there any possibility to fool 'dselect' into believing that any depen-
dency conflicts are non existent?
Is it possible to add a switch to 'dselect' (like a command line parameter
'--kamikaze'? ;-) ) to make it stop worrying about dependency stuff leaving
it to the system admin's responsibility and competence once and for all?
Anybody out there writing a frontend to 'dpkg' which does nothing extra than
providing an overview of packages/sections and the ability to select/deselect
them and really *nothing more/additional* like with 'dselect'?
It would really be nice to have a graphical frontend to dpkg which does
provide *only* the level of control of package dependency conflicts which
is used with the dpkg command line.
In the meantime i'll deinstall 'lyx_0.10.7-1.deb' and compile it for instal-
lation under the /usr/local/ hierarchy as well <*sigh!*>.
TIA, P. *8^)
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