Re: Debian Desktop for a Joe Average
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- Subject: Re: Debian Desktop for a Joe Average
- From: Micha Feigin <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 22:27:35 +0300
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On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 21:33, Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 08:07:53AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Gak! And send him into Dependency Hell?
> That's nonsense. People like to throw that crap out, but users cause it
> for themselves when they install RPM's from random places, same as Debian
> users cause it for themselves when they install DEB's from random places.
How have you managed to get dependency problems with debian, unless you
install using dpkg, which I think should still tell you and stop if
there is a dependency problem.
I install packages from all over the place and never ran into a
dependency problem. The trick is to use apt and not dpkg.
On mandrake it took me a week to get the system into an unworkable state
using just the rpmfind site.
> Not that I recommend DeadRat to anyone, but Joe User isn't going to be
> going to rpmfind.net or anywhere else and installing random junk.
> Marc Wilson | If there was any justice in the world, "trust"
> email@example.com | would be a four-letter word.