Re: apt-get vs. dselect?
> helpful). Traditionally I've used dselect to manage the packages that I
> have installed, but it gets rather cumbersome having to scroll through a
> list of crud, looking for specific updates.
> Is that what apt-get does for me automatically? I noticed that apt-get has
> the dselect-upgrade option, and in convesation with a list member, he
> recommended apt-get to update the kernel packages.
> So which is the preferred way, and why?
I use both apt-get and dselect.
apt-get is handier when:
you want upgrade/install one (or several) specific packages, and you know the
names of these packages (exact debian names, that is).
apt-get install kernel-source-2.2.17
dselect is handier when:
you just browse what's available in debian packages
I have script which goes like this:
--- begin of script ---
# updating lists
apt-get update;dselect update
# Lets make upgrades first
apt-get --assume-yes upgrade
# Then we take all what we want to install
apt-get --assume-yes -f dselect-upgrade
--- end of script ---
I have dialup-net access, so I run this script when I'm online
First goes list updates, and then is global upgrade (I have woody)
I always browse dselect when I'm off-line, and make "orders" ( I use only select
and quit parts in dselect main menu, of cource I use apt-get access method)
So when I run that script, I get my "orders" at last line.
Of course this is just one way of using best of both ways.
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