Re: "dselect" replacement project ("deity")
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Yes. Many have raised the issue of conflicts on install. The answer at this
point is to run configure over and over. Each time it will install something
that is needed to settle the conflicts. The problem is that the selected
files aren't in dependant order. Hopefully the new project will address this
On 12-Apr-97 Geoff R Deasey wrote:
>Ok here goes, I looked at the list of stuff available for debian and I
>thought I knew a thing or too about Linux until I ordered this debian
>cdrom. I run an ISP and a Linux user group. However I just cannot seem
>to get debian's dselect correctly. I get through the conflict resolution
>and then after installing the packages I get more conflicts. I think
>that there are several problems
>1. The interface is a problem
> too complicated, I am having trouble (I have been running linux since
>2. Once the conflicts have been resolved, they should be resolved and
>should not come up again.
>3. Do not through out the idea of haveing different modes,
> 1 for experts 2 for beginers etc. (at least kick it around)
>4 A easier way to force an install that you know will not conflict.
>5 Make it friendly to new people with less experience. Even if you need
>to get the janitor to install it to see if it is too complicated.
>I WANT TO MAKE THIS NEXT POINT VERY CLEAR
>I am not trying to wine or complain, I realy think that these things need
>to be addressed. Remember the last time you got bored with that nascar
>race on TV, They go round and round the same time each lap, it was boring.
>It takes a pro to make it look that easy!!!!!!
>I want to thank everyone on the deity team in advance. I wish I could be
>on it. But I am not enough of an expert programmer yet.
>If more people give you input, the product you craft will be that much better
>So come on people start talking !
>On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Brian C. White wrote:
>> It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the dselect replacement
>> code-named "deity". The project will be made up of the following 7 people:
Have a good one.
Rick Jones E-Mail: Rick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12-Apr-97 Time: 00:12:16
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