it all sounds good. thanks for the response.
On Sunday 02 December 2001 10:27 pm, Donald R. Spoon wrote:
> ben <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > are there any pitfalls to using kpackage, in kde, for apt-gets? the user
> > interface is real easy, making me suspicious, considering the subtle
> > complexities of apt-get from the command line.
> I have been using kpackage here since the days of KDE version 2.1 on
> Potato. I currently use it on my pinned testing/unstable system with
> KDE version 2.2.2. During all this time, I have never had it mess up my
> system doing the "apt-gets". It works fine for routine updates and
> Like any other GUI, it is limited in what it does compared to the
> command-line "apt-get" commands, so you cannot get away from the command
> line completely. This is especially true when working with
> testing/unstable, where you occasionally have to intervene to get the
> packages installed. In all of these cases I have encountered, it just
> refuses to do anything.
> I find it most useful for browsing the list of "available" and
> "installed" packages and easily fine-tuning my system. The GUI seems to
> add another visual demention that I like for these purposes, plus it
> gives the package descriptions & depend/recommend info automatically so
> you can get a little info about a package before you commit. Doing this
> at the command line is somewhat cumbersome for me. I also use it mainly
> for single-package installs...I haven't really tried the equivalent of
> "apt-get upgrade" too many times here, so I can't comment on how well
> the upgrade function works on 20-30 new packages.
> There are other programs which do similar things...appitude, etc. If
> you are familiar with the "Corel Update" package in Corel Linux,
> Kpackage is the closest thing I have seen to it so-far. The only thing
> Kpackage doesn't do is allow editing of the /etc/apt/sources.list file
> that Corel Update would do.
> I really haven't checked out the KISS, RPM, TGZ, or BSD install side of
> it yet. I have only worked with DEBs. Dunno how well that function
> I like it and find it useful here as an adjunct to the command-line.
> -Don Spoon-