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Re: Stop dselect installing packages

Thanks Colin

Is their a way to say to dselect "just forget about all the packages you
currently have marked for install" from the command line so next time
you run it it only has a list of allready installed packages and ones
you can install. Its just that their are thousands of packages in there
and its really easy (not to say time consumingi) to miss some when
scrolling through the whole lot looking for marked packages.
I am also thinking about those times when I accidentally select a
package in dselect and it selects a whole load of dependancies and I
press the wring key to return to the top level menu. It would be nice at
this point to just quit and then have a way of wipping out the



On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 10:30:07AM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 03:47:03PM +0000, Patrick Colbeck wrote:
> > I did a minimal install on a server here that is just going to be an FTP
> > and DNS server in a test lab. I did the initial install to reboot and
> > then quite the install so far so good.
> > 
> > Unfortunately when I go into dselect to install proftp etc and the
> > choose install dselect also wants to install a whole raft of other stuff
> > like latex and emacs stuff I real don't need on this server.
> Those are the packages marked as standard. Remove the selections once in
> dselect (use the '_' key) and it won't ask you again.

Pat Colbeck
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