Re: OT: RH and Debian brothers now?
On (27/09/03 08:26), cr wrote:
> I appreciate that dselect is only part of the install process, albeit the
> largest part timewise if one uses it. What makes it frustrating is that,
> while working through the huge list of apps in dselect (which isn't the most
> intuitive piece of software ever written ;) it's only too easy to
> 'finish' with it prematurely**, at which point the installer asks 'Continue
> Y/n' with no 'Back' option to re-enter dselect. It's the combination of
> the two that's so unforgiving.
> ( ** The dselect package selection interface is confusing or even alarming
> to a new user. - man dselect :)
> I'd say dselect is probably okay for selecting a few apps. Working through
> an entire install list with it is a daunting task. As I said, next time
> (if there is a next time :) I'll just use tasksel, install what it selects,
> and then do the fine tuning afterwards with kpackage.
FWIW - I use dselect exclusively (except for the very occasional apt get
I did find it very confusing at first and when installing and
upgrading KDE3.1. I went around in circles a few times but overall it
is great for understanding what packages are available, what they do
and dealing with dependencies. I will move to aptitude at some point
but having become familiar with dselect I am comfortable with it.
That said as a newbie, I found it difficult;)
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