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Old 01-01-2003, 07:53 AM   #1
schatoor
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dselect, what am i doing wrong


Hello there,

I want to re-install kde 3 on my debian system. Doing something like "apt-get install kde" only leeds to errors. It complains about dependencies that cannot be met. So I try do install it via dselect.
I'm sorry to say, but dselect can be a paint in the a... . Every time I select K desktop, it says there are packeges conflicting with the one I have selected or that there are aditional packeges I need to install because of dependencies. Then I get a list of the relevent packages. Here I select some packeges I think I need and do not cause a confilt. Then press enter to go on, but the same message apeers bringing me to a similer list of packeges.
So I go round and round, never being able to go to the next level.
So my question is, what am I doing wrong? Or is dselect suppose to be such a pain?
And is there someting like xdselect?
 
Old 01-02-2003, 03:38 AM   #2
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Hi

If you think dselect is hard sometimes then try apt-get instead.

You might find it easier to use
 
  


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