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Re: How do I finish an install of X?

> On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 02:28:12PM +0000, Rod Young wrote:
> > I appreciate the updatedated KDE info. Thought right now I don't have a 
> > network card for it. 
> > What is the difference between dselect and apt-get?

Peter Cordes clarified:
>  They are two different front-ends for package management.  apt lets you do
> stuff like apt-get update, and apt-get dist-upgrade, or apt-get install
> mozilla.  dselect uses ncurses to give you a menu of packages to select from.
> dselect is good if you want to poke around and see what there is.
> (apt-cache search is good for this too.)  apt-get is faster for installing
> something when you know what you want.

console-apt, usually typed 'capt' and previously called 'deity', uses the apt
mechanisms but also provides a curses front end.  It's only about a billion
times more fun to use than dselect...

	apt-get install console-apt
	apt-get update


* Heather Stern * star@ many places...

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