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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
> installation. 

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!


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