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Re: installing gdm

On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 12:56:54PM +0200, Robin Faichney wrote:

> I have Debian 2.2, and would like to substitute gdm for xdm.
> I'm a recent convert to Debian, and not entirely at ease with the
> package management utilities.  Using dselect, and selecting gdm,
> I'm told that it conflicts with xdm which will therefore be removed.
> But task-x-window-system depends on xdm, so that will be uninstalled
> too, which is obviously not what's wanted.  I tried to force it not to
> remove task-* by hitting Q instead of <return> in the dependencies list,
> but that seemed to have no effect.  How can I get gdm properly installed?

Use apt-get to do this kinds of things. So you can do:

apt-get install gdm

And everything will get ok. Another thing (I'm not completly sure) is
that task-x-window-system is only a virtual package which depends on
others. This means if you remove it, all the X window system won't be


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Juli-Manel Merino Vidal

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