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Re: Easy ways of configuring Debian

On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Shaya Potter wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> > On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Alexander Gieg wrote:
> > 
> > > I think this is a great idea. LinuxConf makes the
> > > configuration far easy for beginners. Let's think about
> > > this...
> > 
> > I am a Linux beginner, and I find dselect confusing.  If this will make 
> > dselect less confusing, then it's a *great* idea!  I'll check out their 
> > web page to see what it's all about.  The base Debian install (from 
> > disks) was great, but it's going to take a while before I am comfortable 
> > with dselect.
> This wont effect dselect, and right now I would say not to use it b/c it 
> will wreck the future upgradability of your Debian system.  I am working 
> on a RFC for debian-devel to put in support for linuxconf or any future 
> admin tool that comes around.

What do I use instead of dselect to install software?  I have all these 
.deb packages on my vfat partition that need installing.  Thanks for the 


Daniel Robbins
School of Medicine Computer Services
University of New Mexico


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