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Re: dselect question

	Hi There Lance,

    I think one of the best ways to solve this problem would be with the
'dpkg --set-selections' command. Get all the names of the packages you
want to have it quit trying to install. Then you can the above command
on a command line and it will be waiting for your entries, there will be
no command prompt at this point. Type in the name of the first package
on your list, then hit tab, then type purge, then hit enter. Then keep
doing that for all the problem packages until you're done, then hit
CTRL-D to finish it and get back your command prompt. An example

c243491-a:~# dpkg --get-selections | grep zgv
xzgv                                            install
zgv                                             install
c243491-a:~# dpkg --set-selections   
zgv     purge
c243491-a:~# dpkg --get-selections | grep zgv
xzgv                                            install
zgv                                             purge


	Jimmy Richards

On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 09:55:38PM -0500, Lance Peterson wrote:
> I selected some a package with dselect and then it automatically selected
> a *bunch* of dependent packages.  Then I decided not to install the original
> package, but all the other packages it thought were dependent still try
> and install every time I run dselect even though the original package
> has been deselected.
> Is there a file somewhere that I can purge that has all the pending for
> install packages so I can just wipe it out and start fresh again?
> -- 
> Lance Peterson
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