>>>>> "seneca" == seneca-cunningham <Seneca> writes:
seneca> On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 01:16:24PM +0530, Sukrit wrote:
seneca> It is not the worst thing to do. For my first 5 months of
seneca> using Debian, my system did not have a working NIC. On a
seneca> nearby Windows machine, during those months, I would go
seneca> through the Debian website, check on dependencies,
seneca> download the packages (via either the website or FTP),
seneca> floppy them to my system, and install. Not only that, but
seneca> that system was running unstable, updated on weekends (it
seneca> took to long to be updated at any other time).
That must have been the *wrost* thing to do! i feel much more grateful for
food, air and a working ethernet card now, not to mention the cd drive
>> dselect but it is bent on installing some 17 packages on my
>> system. It seems that this is becuase i am using dselect on the
>> system for the first time and those are the recommended
>> packages. Pressing 'R' or 'D' should tell dselect to mind it's
>> own business says the help but that isn't helping. dselect
>> still wants to act like a controlling wife (and i don't want to
>> act the henpecked husband).
seneca> You could try using aptitude.
Yeah, did so. It's better than dselect. No more changing 7 cds
infinite number of times.
ps thanks for the apt-get thingee, it works now.
- From: Sukrit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: dselect
- From: Seneca <email@example.com>