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Re: Understanding apt-get



On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Kent West wrote:

> At 11:06 AM 12/10/1998 -0800, Pann McCuaig wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 10, 1998 at 06:32:51PM +0000, Phillip Deackes wrote:
> >
> >(Original Subject: RE: Debian very slow to get latest releases?)
> >
> >> I can't even beigin to understand apt-get.
> >
> >Then you haven't tried very hard.  :-)  It's dirt simple and you can
> >see examples at
> 
> Just in defense of Phillip and other newbies; it may be dirt simple, but
> when you're trying to learn a whole new paradigm full of gazillions of
> dirt-simple things, each molehill seems like a large hill (a mountain might
> seem unsurpassable, whereas we newbies know we'll eventually get things
> sorted out).

You know there is an APT users guide. It used to be in the package but
seems to have gone missing of late.

http://www.debian.org/~jgg/apt/dpc/guide.html

It might serve as a nice introduction to what is happening and what it all
means.
 
Jason


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