Re: "dselect" replacement project ("deity")y
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Leslie Mikesell wrote:
> > 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
> > problem.
> Note that RedHat gets this right, at least on the initial install. They
> prompt for groups of programs that generally would be chosen together
> and hide the ugly details unless you ask to pick individual items.
> It may be nice to individually pick every file on a unix distribution
> but most people have better things to do. These days you probably
> can't buy a disk that is too small to hold a fairly complete
Okay, apparently Debian also has no problem doing this, BUT if you do an
ftp install it will fail because of a bug in dpkg-ftp, Bug#8660 actually.
If you use a cdrom or some other mounted media it will be able to
correctly identify the package order and install accordingly. If not then
please tell me now!