Re: Dselect docs for beginners
On Wed, 20 Nov 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I don't know whether it's really necessary to advise people not to
> select any large packages at this stage. Everything ought to work
> reasonably well if they just select what they want.
Unfortunately, it doesn't. I took a 1.1.4 CD release, followed the
instructions through first boot/password/adduser/dselect. With my
Slackware mindset, I selected everything that I thought would be useful,
not knowing how easy it is to add later.
Halfway through the install, packages started failing. Required packages
didn't install. Needless to say, it was a mess.
I reformatted, and started over. I only installed the preselected stuff,
and it went well. Re-ran dselect, selected all the stuff from before, and
it went smoothly. I guess that there was a pre-dependency problem
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