RE: DEITY TEAM -- REQUEST FOR FUNCTIONALITY and COMMENTS
Regarding the "wish list" for the dselect replacement:
1 A "what if" command: Tell me what you would do if I said "do it".
I found with dselect I'd somehow told it to remove lots of
things I hand't meant to, so recently I've been using dpkg directly
rather than trying to figure out dselect.
2 A "merge in" command: Someone mentioned the get_selections and
set_selections which is useful. But if I understand correctly
set_selections replaces everything. I think it would be nice to
have a way of "adding it to the current set from something". I
doubt if it would be useful for single machine situations, but for
an installation of several machines one might have a "core set"
which is on all machines, but a few extra sets of packages which
are enabled on other sets of machines.
3 In the less important but nice to have category:
Choice of interfaces: e.g a perl/tk interface and an emacs