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Re: Some thoughts on SEUL

That is more a difficiency of mc than of dpkg. Besides, if you have dpkg
on your system, you can do all the scanning you want using the dpkg
program itself.  dpkg -c will list the contents of a debian package before
you install it.

On Fri, 24 Jul 1998, Kevin Forge wrote:

> Gregory Bell wrote:
> > 
> > The list has been promulgating the benifits of Debian dselect.  My own
> > personnel observation on it is that it is a mish-mash.  The user
> > interface
> > suffers from lack of user friendliness.  For those that don't have
> > Debian's
> > dselect it basically presents you with a screen that lists all available
> > 
> I have not herd the benefits of deselt itself song so much as the
> benefits
> of the debian package format itself.  If we are going to do SEUL we
> should 
> in theory use RPMs or DPKGs.  I just have one problem with the Debian 
> package system.  Often I download an RPM or a TGZ I will use mc to brows
> my
> way into the package and read the README, INSTALL Changelog and whatever
> else file I find important before making the all-important decision to 
> splatter it all over my hard drive.  
> You can't brows inside a DPKG so you just have to read the LSM entry and
> pray for the best.
> -- 
> "Through the firewall, out the router, down the T1, across the
> backbone, bounced from satellite, Nothing but net."

George Bonser 
If NT is the answer, you didn't understand the question. (NOTE: Stolen sig)
Debian/GNU Linux ... the maintainable operating system.