Hello, I can't get my head around the (as of etch) newfangled aptitude dependency handling procedure. As an example, I'm trying to install texlive. As soon as I hit '+', I see this cryptic message in the bottom line: [1(1)/...] Suggest 2 installs, 4 keeps w: examine !: apply ... (...and I just noticed I had to copy that by hand because aptitude --and only aptitude!-- seems to disallow copying text from the xterm it's running in! What kind of sadism is that?) Anyway, when I type '!', thinking that aptitude will now do what it suggests, namely install stuff, all the to-be-installed things are deselected and nothing happens. So maybe 'e'xamining things will tell me stuff. When I do that, I see lists of packages that could be "kept" at their current versions (which doesn't make sense because they are flagged "UNINST". I also see lists of packages to be installed. Anyway, as soon as I hit '!' everything goes away again. I also can scroll through many alternatives using '.' and ',' but I don't really understand what this is all about. The sarge aptitude used to be less unwieldy. So how does this work? --D.
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