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Re: Running Debian



On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, George Bonser wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.3.94.961103120940.1660B-100000@dst.dsnc.net>,
> 	Daniel Stringfield <servo@jax-inter.net> writes:
> > 
> > How about a SVGALIB based program?  That should fit on a floppy.
> > Now we have a possible three!:)  dselect, xselect, and vselect
> > 
> 
> Kind of like make config, make menuconfig and make xconfig
> 
> I agree that there should be some kind of bare-bones select for installation
> but I think dselect has gotten to the 10-lbs in a 5-lb bag stage. I would
> go for a select that installs the required packages then runs mselect 
> (menu-select) or xselect to pick and choose the other stuff.
> 
> Colors can be useful to convey information without additional characters
> causing information overload though that would limit the utility of the 
> program for people with poor color vision. Red in uppercase meaning purge,
> red in lowercase meaning remove, yellow meaning dependancy problem (uppercase
> is required, lowercase suggest), green means add or install, white or black
> means hold and blue means that the package has a newer version available but
> is not currently selected to be changed.
> 
> 
> 
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Agree with the principle of a bare-bone select for installation and a more
pleasant for a complete installation and see no trouble to have the two
(or three) in a distribution. But I have to disagree to the principe to 
replace the info with colors. Used them to enhance an information but not
to provide it.

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