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RE: Desperately trying to understand dselect (seeming inconsistency)

Many thanks for clearing that up.


Michael D. Marziani
Systems Administrator

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Watson [mailto:cjwatson@debian.org] 
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 8:31 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Desperately trying to understand dselect (seeming

On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 02:51:40PM -0500, Michael Marziani wrote:
> You didn't really answer my question at all.  I know I can 'Q', and 
> 'X' to get out of the dependency screen, I am wondering why dselect 
> cares so much about a 'recommend' that it traps me in a dependency 
> screen loop just because I don't want to take its 'recommendation'.
> So does recommend = require or what?  I am just a tad confused, AFTER 
> reading all the docs I could find.

It's a long-standing bug in dselect, and has been fixed in CVS. The fix
didn't make it in time for woody, but will be in dpkg 1.10 in woody+1.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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