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Re: newbie's question: how to undo dselect

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 01:54:50AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 11:28:50AM -0700, Robert Fu wrote:
> > I saw somebody submitted Bug#35639: dpkg: No undo for
> > operations in dselect
> > (http://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/1999/debian-dpkg-199904/msg00009.html).
> > It seems the bug was closed without any code changes.
> Right, because this genious could take the time to write a bug report
> but couldn't be bothered to hit ? to find out that X cancels
> operations on that particular menu.  The message you link to actually
> points that out, even.
> > But it's still a problem for me in Woody.
> Nope.  See above.

X undoes operations performed in the *current run* of dselect. The OP is
asking for "how to undo dselect after mistakes are made in previous
execution of dselect", for which X is not adequate.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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