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I have ubuntu 10.04 installed on my VPS. I'm trying to install mailman. The problem I'm having is that once the installation starts it prompts asking me to select the languages that I'd like to use, but nothing that I do seems to actually select anything, pressing enter restarts the configuration wizard. How do I fix this?

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You can go around that by doing it later but in the area where you can choose languages:

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  • arrow up or arrow down: navigate.
  • spacebar: (de)activate choice.

Like so:

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After you are done hit tab and enter to confirm the OK.

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Thanks, I think I tried every other key except the spacebar. facepalm. – dan_waterworth Aug 14 '11 at 8:49
Hey! I was stumped by it too when I 1st tried tasksel ;) Happens to the best >:D – Rinzwind Aug 14 '11 at 8:52
SPACEBAR! I too tried every other key before finding this post, couldn't they put that little nugget of info in the instructions above the list? – user25448 Sep 22 '11 at 19:13
This way of selecting items is consistent with the way most web browsers treat checkboxes and the way Nautilus and Windows Explorer treat multiple-selections (hold Ctrl). Enter is reserved for form submission or opening the selected files. – ændrük Oct 24 '11 at 16:22

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