Re: Noob question - best way to install software
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On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 05:50:26PM -0400, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 02:36:40PM -0700, Adam Frank wrote:
> > For beginners I'd definitely recommend apt-get, or even one of its GUI
> > fronteds like Synaptic.
> The only problem for a beginner using Synaptic is that if it is all she
> knows, and X crashes, they have no experience to fall back on.
I completely agree. Everyone should have some command line experience in
case anything ever breaks X.org, it could save lots of data and time.
I recommend aptitude for the new user, apt-get doesn't track
dependencies as well as aptitude does, and you don't have to remember
seperate commands (apt-* as opposed to aptitude)
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