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Re: Dselect

On Fri, Mar 06, 1998 at 06:59:37PM -0800, George Bonser wrote:
> To install packages that you have downloaded manually, you probably need
> to use dpkg -i <packagename> 
> If you want to use dselect, you are going to need a Packages file that
> contains a valid path to the packages. It is not likely that you can use 
> the one in the Debian directories unless you have duplicated the directory
> structure.  Making a Packages file is probably beyond a newbie but feel
> free to have a look at dpkg-scanpackages.

When you use dselect's local disk method, you can tell it you have
no local distribution but only a local directory, and it can
use dpkg-scanpackages to generate the information it needs from
the files themselves. Unfortunately, the deb files can contain
different section and priority to fields to what's actually used
on master, so this might cause some confusion.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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