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Re: small dselect question



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On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, jh wrote:

> Hi. If I just want to install 1 program from dselect, would I want to go
> through and put an = sign by the programs that are currently installed so
> it doesn't have to go through all the files when installing? I hope this
> question makes sense.

That's not necessary. Unless there's a new version of the package
available, dselect will realize that nothing needs to be done for the
package and therefore will do nothing with it.

If there is a new version available, [with the default layout] it will
show up at the top under a heading "Updated packages", and unless you take
action (hold, for example) it will download and install the new version
for you. This is generally considered a good thing.


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