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Re: Dselect blues (a.k.a. how-to start a riot)



on Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 10:24:06AM +0000, Lambrecht Joris (joris.lambrecht@pandora.be) wrote:
> Hi all,

Please set your mailer wrap to 72 characters.

> Does anyone know of a different interface to dpkg/APT besides dselect ?

apt-get and aptitude, among others.

> I'm getting _REALLY_ frustrated because of the vast number of packages
> one is supposed to know by either heart or divine intervention. 

You should ;-)

Install the things you need over time.  You'll learn which packages you
want, there are tools to find what you're looking for (apt-cache search,
the package search utility at the Debian website).  Ask on list if
you're stuck trying to find a particular package or resolve some odd
issue.

In general though, it's a good idea to know what you have (dpkg
--show-selections), what you want, and what you don't want.

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