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Philip Jensen wrote:
> I installed Debian v2.0, and after the first re-boot I am asked for a
> password for root. Ok, no problem so far. But, I discovered an
> application which runs automatically after you have logged in for the first
> time called PKGSEL. This allows you to chose a basic initial installation.
> However, this program/script cleverly deletes itself. I did a reinstall,
> so I could back the file/s up before PKGSEL completed running, and deleted
> I thought this was an excellent way of making Debian easier to install. I
> have attempted to work through dselect, however my knowledge of dselect is
> minimal, and I found dselect fairly laborious to use. When you select a
> package, it advises about dependancies, and then you need to choose those,
> etc, etc. I guess I just don't know how to drive it very well, even though
> I have read the dselect.beginner.txt file.
> Anyway, does anyone know anything about pkgsel (which is a perl script). I
> would like to investigate further to make Debian easy to install for my
> friends, who I want to try Debian/GNU Linux.
What do you want to know? The used technique is quite easy. Extract
a selection with "dpkg --get-selections > foo.select" and install a new
one with "cat foo.select | dpkg --set-selections". You'll find the
entire list in the boot-floppies package. I'm sure that a current
version of it can be found in our incoming directory right now.
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- Re: pkgsel
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