dependency hell + I want to keep deb installation files local ...
> I prefer "dselect update"
> over "apt-get update" or "aptitude update" because it downloads
> descriptions for all available packages, not just installed packages.
> I can then use, for example,
> dpkg-query -p xxx|less
> where xxx is the name of any package, installed or not, and view its
apt-get/aptitude update do retrieve the package descriptions. You can
view them with e.g.
apt-cache show xxx
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