Re: Practical problems faced by new Debian user
Steve Lamb wrote:
Harsh. Some credit must go to the entrepreneurial spirit of he whose
choice (big free software term, right?) it is to do things by the seat
of his pants.
I hate to say it but this isn't a practical problem. This is a PEBKAC.
Why are these inadequate tools still there if not to be used? I'm not
trying to be argumentative, I think it's a reasonable question. The
beautiful aptitude can be used on even a bare minimum command-line
installation on rock bottom hardware, so why keep all the superseded
antiquities when we've clearly moved on?
You're insisting on downloading individual files and installing them with the
most basic of tools instead of availing yourself to several higher-level tools
which take care of all that for you. Complaining that there are problems with
the basic level tools which have have been solved years ago by the development
of other, standard, tools is a problem of ignorance.
Use apt, use aptitude (my suggestion), synaptic or any other higher level
tool which takes care of dependencies for you. You'll save more time and
trouble in the long run.