Re: dselect makes me feel like an idiot
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 01:36:11 -0600
tripolar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
T> I open dselect and search / for nvidia
T> 3 choices come up. i enter return a few times, get to "install" enter
T> then this comes up
T> Why are all these kde programs being removed? Am I not doing
T> something right? Thanks
Usually, if you want to install something and an already installed package (or any of its dependencies) has a conflict with it, they would get uninstalled to allow the new one.
But dselect is old, and weird, and will make feel you sorry (the idiot part is optional ;-). It commonly tries to wipe half of your system to get a tiny app installed, at least in my Sid experience. Now I use aptitude, which is *much* nicier. Try with it.
As a side note, nvidia packages for Sid are under heavy changes right now, so its good to give a look to the page of the mantainer. I got mine compiling from source. But Woody deb's should be stable, as usual.