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Re: dselect doesn't work on 8Meg machine anymore?

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 05:21:03PM +0930, Mark Phillips wrote:
> My brother is trying to upgrade debian from slink to potato on his
> 8Meg RAM machine.  He has about 20Meg swap as well.  Dselect is very
> very slow --- lots of swapping.  And try to install stuff, and it
> bombs out with not enough memory!
> Now his machine has always been a bit slow, but we've always been able
> to use dselect before.  What's changed?  Too many packages?  And what
> can be done about it?  (We are used the apt method to install.)
> Cheers,
> Mark.

I installed with dselect on my laptop (8M RAM, 40 Swap).
It is very slow. But it worked once. Now I use dpkg.

                       Thomas Guettler
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