Re: How to find software?
Ing. Vladimir M. Kerka wrote:
> Lachlan Patrick wrote:
>> I'm looking for LaTeX or alsaplayer.
>> Anyone have any idea which Debian 3.1r1 CD
>> these packages might be on?
> Try apt-cache search latex, apt-cache search alsaplayer, or Synaptic -
> the latter is the best solution, how to find any package with
> description and dependecies
Am I the only one who's reading this exchange and wondering what people
are thinking? How, exactly, does dselect (in the previous reply) and
apt-cache help him determine which CD the software is on? I mean what
if he's on a slow link, has the CDs a friend gave him and wants to
install from that medium. Am I missing some magical function of dselect
and apt-cache which describes which CD a package is on? Mine certainly
don't cough up that information. It's not in the package description.
Is this another case of rewriting the question and then answering the