On Friday 23 September 2005 05:58 am, Albert wrote: > I am a new user of Debian. My first task after system install is > to install Firefox and Tbird, preferably the latest 1.0.6 or > 1.0.7. It's a piece of cake to download and install these from > the mozilla site, but I have no idea how I might then wrap them > with an icon and to get them to show in the menus. Here's a demonstration on how I find and install a package I'm not sure exists or what it's name is. apt-cache search <keyword> | less then, when I find the package I think is right, so I'll type apt-cache show <package> | less to see the package dependencies and description. Then, using su or logging in on another terminal, I'll apt-get install <package> (the | less means "send the output to the input of this other program called less", and less lets you scroll up and down when you have a lot of output and can also read text files.) > Do debian users not do this sort of thing? If so, could someone point me > to the appropriate documentation? Might want to start with the basics before you try pulling off installing something with a bunch of dependencies by hand; it'll just put you off the whole Linux experience.
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