Re: is the jessie/stretch aptitude broken?
On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 6:09 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Running an ayufan 5.15 version of a gnu-8 image on a rock64, I am getting
> absolutely nowhere.
Do you mean to say Debian 8 instead of gnu-8?
It seems ayufan probably means one of these links:
> system is text only as the X11 stuffs has not yet been installed.
> That leaves aptitude as the only menu driven package manager I believe.
There is also dselect but it doesn't have the friendliest of interfaces.
Probably you could also use synaptic via something like texttop :)
> Its no secret that I hate aptitude as its torn down to unbootable, 3
> systems for me on selecting something and hitting g to install it.
Usually pressing g gives you a preview, where you can see if there are
any package removals. Only once you press g a second time to confirm
the changes will it do the install.
> But today, on this machine, running as a sudo -i root, I cannot get it to
> mark something and admit its marked when I hit a g.
> What steps do I need to do, to select the xfce task and install all its
sudo apt install task-xfce-desktop