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Re: reseting dpkg ?

For some reason the ':' command does not work for me (I installed  dselect 
from unstable ) but typing 'G' had the desired effect,

thank you


On Tuesday 08 October 2002 05:43 pm, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 05:35:11PM -0700, David Dayan-Rosenman wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > can anyone tell how to reset the state of the packages to reset what
> > the system to what it currently is ?
> > After selecting way to many packages (through deps)  in dselect and
> > Ctr-C-ing, I don;t know how to make dselect (in fact dpkg I think)
> You were right the first time: dselect.
> > forget about the choices I made and reflect the state of my system.
> > Instead of that, it insists on installing 500+ packages and
> > desinstalling 200 of them.
> The patch in bug #151540 provides a single-keystroke mechanism for this.
> Without that, the best way I know, short of the risky procedure of
> hand-editing /var/lib/dpkg/status, is to use the ':' (unhold) command
> with the cursor on each of the "Updated packages (newer version is
> available)", "Up to date installed packages", and "Available packages
> (not currently installed)" headers. You may have to go round a few times
> to calm dselect down.
> > I tried to remove all my apt-sources and select all the available pkgs
> > (which in my mind would have been the installed packeages) but it only
> > made matters worse.
> Available packages are definitely not the same as installed packages, so
> don't do that.
> Cheers,

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