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RE: ran autoup, need deselect clarification

Thanx for the fast reply. 

Are you saying that if I just do ACCESS, UPDATE, and INSTALL it may add
packages that I don't already have and that this is dangerous? And that if I
run SELECT I can check out what is proposed and eliminate unecessary
packages from the install? 

Or in other words, I can SELECT to be sure that I only upgrade and
"solidify" the upgrade with the minimum packages before adding any more
packages, but once this is done I can add whatever? 

I'm not realy confident that I would be able to identify which packages are
unecessary so unless it is realy dangerous, I'm inclined to just run ACCESS,
UPDATE, and INSTALL if you think that's OK. Although I've been using Debian
since 1.2 I still feel a little on the whole package methods. 

Thanx again, 


Ed Young                           (303)706-5425
Software Engineering
Echostar Technology Corporation
Denver, Colorado

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bob Nielsen [SMTP:nielsen@primenet.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, July 02, 1998 11:27 AM
> To:	Young, Ed
> Cc:	debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject:	Re: ran autoup, need deselect clarification
> On Thu, 2 Jul 1998, Young, Ed wrote:
> > 
> > I ran the autoup.sh script on my 1.3.1 system and used the option of
> having
> > the files in the current directory. The script went along and returned
> some
> > errors, but finaly ended successfully at the part where it discusses
> > upgrading to frozen via ftp. I believe the errors are normal as the
> script
> > breaks things and then proceeds to fix them. So I think that part went
> OK. 
> > 
> > My question is: 
> > Now I need to run deselect and upgrade the rest of my packages. I've
> been
> > following this list and I believe that I need to choose: 
> > directory /debian
> > and get: 
> > dists/frozen/main dists/frozen/non-free dists/frozen/contrib
> > 
> > and then run ONLY: 
> > 
> > Without running
> > 
> > In order to install what is necessary for the upgrade. Once that is
> done, I
> > can rerun deselect and install whatever new and exciting stuff I find. 
> > 
> > Is this correct? 
> You might want to run SELECT and take a look at what is proposed for
> installation.  I upgraded one system and when I ran dselect it wanted to
> install several packages which were not in my bo installation (like both
> emacs19 and emacs20).  I wouldn't recommend adding anything additional at
> this step, however.
> Bob
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