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Re: Noob question - best way to install software

On 14 Apr 2007, Michael Pobega wrote:
> 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)

I'd vote for wajig myself. The first thing I do with a new installation
is to install and run wajig.

Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Linux Gnu-Debian
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
on-line books and sceptical articles)

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