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Re: Getting back with dselect

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 01:19:52PM +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (12/05/04 14:23), Vittorio wrote:
> > I've erroneously asked dselect to install many packages which entail
> > the download of an incredible amount of other dependent packages
> > (something like 600 MB of stuff), as I can see asking to install. 
> > 
> > Now I don't want all this to happen but don't know how to get back,
> > I mean how, using dselect (or in case apt-get), to deselect all
> > those packages automagically selected.
> Press ? in the selections menu and select k for keystrokes; it will show
> you R to revert to the previous state before your current selections.

That only works if you haven't left the Select screen since making the
selections you want to revert. See #151540 for a patch adding the
feature Vittorio wants, and discussion of how you can sort of do it in a
confusing way without the patch.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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