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dselect - Debian
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Normally dselect is invoked without parameters. An interactive menu is
presented, offering the user a list of actions. If an action is given
as argument, then that action is started immediately. Several command
line parameters are still available to modify the running behaviour of
dselect or show additional information about the program.
All options can be specified both on the command line and in the
dselect configuration file /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg or the files on the
configuration directory /etc/dpkg/dselect.cfg.d/. Each line in the
configuration file is either an option (exactly the same as the command
line option but without leading dashes) or a comment (if it starts with
dpkg `status' `available' /var/lib/dpkg
--debug file | -Dfile
Turn on debugging. Debugging information is sent to file.
( dselect.cfg )() () :
("+")(): normal, standout, underline, reverse, blink, bright, dim, bold
Print version information and exit successfully.
When dselect is started it can perform the following actions, either
directly if it was specified on the command line or by prompting the
user with a menu of available actions if running interactively:
By default, dselect provides several methods such as cdrom, multi_cd,
nfs, multi_nfs, harddisk, mounted, multi_mount, floppy or ftp, but
other packages may provide additional methods, eg. the apt access
method provided by the apt package.
dpkg Packages, Packages.gz dpkg-scanpackages(1)
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When the sublist of packages is displayed initially, dselect may have
already set the requested selection status of some of the listed
packages, in order to resolve the depends or conflicts that caused the
dependency resolution screen to be displayed. Usually, it is best to
follow up the suggestions made by dselect.
'R' 'D' 'U'
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If you mistakenly establish some settings and wish to revert all the
selections to what is currently installed on the system, press the 'C'
key. This is somewhat similar to using the unhold command on all
packages, but provides a more obvious panic button in cases where the
user pressed enter by accident.
HOME If set, dselect will use it as the directory from which to read
the user specific configuration file.
dpkg(1), apt-get(8), sources.list(5), deb(5).
dselect was written by Ian Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full list
of contributors may be found in 'dselect --version'.
Juho Vuori <email@example.com> Josip Rodin, Joost kooij
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. <email@example.com>. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Debian JP Documentation ML <email@example.com>.