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Re: apt-get vs. dselect

On Nov 02 2005, John M. Gabriele wrote:
> I've tried learning to use dselect in the past and have failed, even
> after carefully reading what docs I could find.

Exactly the same situation in which I found myself! Way too confusing
for day to day use. And, then, some heretic people say that the command
line programs are inherently harder to use than those with menus & co.

> My advice is to avoid dselect like the plague.

So do I. In fact, the nice thing today is that you can purge dselect
from your systems without any harm (in the past, you couldn't do this
without breaking things).

If you really want a menu-driven program, at least try aptitude.

Regards, Rogério.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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