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Re: package list screen at installation


dselect is the program you're probably thinking of.  as a piece of 
advice, do any package browsing as a normal user, because it's real
easy to hit a key you didn't mean to, and it can lead to all kinds
of wacky situations with your system.  if you're looking for packages
that do specific things, i'd recommend apt-cache search.  the format
is pretty straight forward.  like

bash$ apt-cache search nintendo emulator

note that spaces between search terms means OR, so use double quotes
if you don't want that, and be prepared to pipe to less.  after you
find the packages you're interested in,

bash$ apt-cache show packagename

will give you all the details you'd have seen in dselect


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