Re: Is `.deb' still better than `.rpm'?
On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Mark Carroll wrote:
>> I would prefer a much improved dselect. Todays dselect is not
>> convinient to be used. It is like emacs to the novice. (cryptic,
>> non-standard interface, funny keyboard accel keys, no menues...)
> Hmmm - I got on well with dselect from the beginning, without reading
> any documentation about it, and I find it a convenient, useful tool.
> <grin> Am I in a minority of one, I wonder?
Make that a minority of two. I had no trouble getting it to work (unlike
emacs); every time you hit a wrong key, the help screen comes up.
My only complaint is that it autoinstalls updated packages. There have
been a number of times that I wanted to grab one new package via ftp
install, and came up with 10 megs of updated packages. (Not bad at work,
but can be annoying on a 28.8 connection.)
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