Re: apt did not install
On Sunday 28 April 2002 04:07 pm, Ted Goodridge, Jr wrote:
> Apt is nowhere on my hard drive... find / -name apt doesn't find an
first off, it's generally considered not only impolite but also unproductive
to reply off-list to issues raised on the list. in general, unless you get a
request for a cc: response, respond only to the list, not to the addresss of
anyone who responds. while some people don't care, a whole lot of us do. if
i'm posting to the list, it means i'm reading the list, so the cc: is wholly
redundant, and, in fact, it's just an irritation.
second, since you're obviously new to debian, make it a habit to first check
out the archives or use google to locate similar problems to whatever is
giving you trouble at the time. this advice here will spare you a whole lot
of nasty responses to info requests on simple issues. debian is by far the
best linux distro available on the planet, but best does not by any means
imply simple or easy. you really need to do your own homework first, using
such tools as the archives, and use the list only for those times when you
are absolutely stumped, after having made every effort you can to otherwise
find the information you need.
third, you should adjust the search command to search for apt*, and read the
man pages for what you find there.
none of this is intended as a discouragement of your interest in
debian--rather the opposite. people will help, but not if it's clear that
you're not willing to make the effort to learn.
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