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Re: Help with installation

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 05:52:30PM -0500, H. S. wrote:
> I am new to Debian, and during installation it asks if you want to use 
> two package installers, I used the first one and not the second one. The 
> second one, I think it is dpkg, is waaaaay too tedious for a first timer.

That's dselect; dpkg is something you can't avoid using, even if it's
wrapped up in other tools. Some of us like dselect, actually. :) I think
the sarge installer offers aptitude, which is reputed to be rather
better. Haven't got round to trying it myself.

> I wish you all the luck in the world during installation :) Once you 
> have it installed, it is not that bad, actually it is pretty nice. BTW, 
> if only Debian had a better installer, a HUGE bunch of Redhat users 
> would now be using Debian.

There are always "if only"s, unfortunately ...


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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