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Re: apt-get tip

On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 11:10:11PM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
   > Because apt-get uncontroled can scroll stuff off the screen llike 
   > recommended programs and suggested programs I found the best way to run it 
   > is to do somethiing like the following as an example command.  When you 
   > get to where it says end, you can hit control-c then hit q to drop back to 
   > the debian prompt.  This command is used to iteratively scope and select 
   > packages.  When you're finally finished (that's when you've successfully 
   > selected everything in suggested programs and recommended programs you 
   > want, then you hit the up-arrow one more time and backspace about 6 times. 

As has already been suggested, aptitude is one way to go.

If you are not comfortable with aptitude, run script and then apt-get.
Say no and drop back to the prompt. Ctrl-d will get you back to the
prompt with everything recorded in the file, typescript. Just edit
that file to include necessary packages and/or commands. 

That should be the easiest method :-)

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