Re: dselect trying to remove newer stuff in favor of older stuff
* Tim Verry <firstname.lastname@example.org> [021128 12:13]:
> I've also noticed dozens of posts to this list with "apt-get ..." and almost
> none that mention dselect, what's up with that?
Cause we all love apt-get, and only use dselect if we really have
to... I haven't used it in about 2 years. However if you prefer that
style of package management front end have a look at aptitude or
> If I do an "apt-get upgrade" would that be roughly the same as just accepting
> dselect's "suggestions" or whatever they are? How does apt-get resolve all
> this mess while dselect seems to get confused?
...thats all part of the apt-get magic ;-)
> If I do an "apt-get upgrade" how I can I copy all the text into a file for
> later perusal? If I > then it doesn't work as I can't answer the prompts.
Install apt-listchanges, it doesn't do exactly what you want, but
after an upgrade it will email you a list of all the upgraded
packages, and relevant log entries.
As, they say, apt-get into it.
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