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Re: [vox-tech] Is dselect still a package?
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Re: [vox-tech] Is dselect still a package?



Gonna read it on the EL (elevated train for CA folks), The L makes a loop
around downtown, hence the term "in the loop", which obviously I'm not when
it comes to installing and configuring X, so many files, so many options.
So I've reinstalled, in the past.

I understand X provides all the windowing APIs (to draw windows and such)
I understand the window manager controls the look and ornamentation of
windows

I don't understand what the diff between KDE and Gnome are

Jay
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Is dselect still a package?


> begin Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com>
> > > begin Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com>
> > > > I just installed debian (again and again...).
> > >
> > > why would you install it more than once?
> >
> > When I installed from cd (an old one) X didn't work, when I did it from
the
> > net it works (but I may have chose different setting)
> >
> i was afraid of an answer like that.  you gotta get out of the microsoft
> mindset.  i know it's hard to change habits after y number of years.
> but honestly, reinstalling debian because X didn't work is ridiculous.
> it's like getting a scratch on your thumb and cutting off your thumb in
> hopes that a new one grows back.  :)
>
>
> > > > I was reading about dselect,
> > > > but its not on my system,
> > >
> > > hard to believe.  i hope this isn't an insulting question, but what
> > > makes you think it's not on your system?
> > >
> >
> > :) I thought you meant my question was insulting.
> > When I'd type "dselect", I'd get command not found.
> >
> > I rebooted (after installing perl (unstable)) and now it's there, I
don't
> > get it
> >
> > > > I did a apt-cache search dselect but there is no
> > > > package called that.
> > >
> > > sounds like you should read www.dirac.org/linux/debian.
> > >
> >
> > Going to read it now
> >
> > > satan# dpkg -S dselect
> > > dpkg: /usr/bin/dselect
> > > dpkg: /usr/share/man/sv/man8/dselect.8.gz
> > > perl: /usr/bin/podselect
> > > perl: /usr/share/man/man1/podselect.1.gz
> > > dpkg: /usr/share/man/man8/dselect.8.gz
> > > base-config: /usr/lib/base-config/60dselect
> > > dpkg: /usr/share/man/ja/man8/dselect.8.gz
> > > dpkg: /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg
> > >
> > > dselect is provided by dpkg.  if THAT'S not on your system, well, you
> > > must have burned suse on your debian disks by accident.
> > >
> > > i'd recommend against using dselect anyhow.  dpkt/apt are a good
combo.
> >
> > I'll use apt, but how do I find out which tree (stable, testing,
unstable)
> > dist a specific version of software exists?  For example I wanted to
install
> > Perl 5.6.1.  So I had to add the unstable to my sources.list, then
update,
> > then search: apt-cache search Perl-5., install, remove unstable, update.
> > I'm sure there's a better way.
>
> dpkg -p will tell you this.  it's on that URL i posted, along with alot
> of other groovy information on the debian packaging system.
>
> pete
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