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Re: Can't find latex

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 08:38:32PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Ma, 07 dec 10, 18:07:33, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> > 
> > you may want to use dselect instead of synaptic.
> I'm not sure this is good advice for new Debian users, AFAIU dselect is 
> quite difficult to use. I'm even reluctant to recommend aptitude 
> (interactive mode) to non-technical persons.

Not remembering how this thread started, I may be talking out of turn, 
but I remember that when I was first venturing into Debian I learnt a 
lot from using dselect.  It gave me a broad picture of the system with 
its dependencies, categories, choice of packages... that would otherwise 
just have been abstract concepts.  Difficult to use?  Perhaps the key 
bindings had to be learnt, but the feeling of knowing what one was doing, 
of being in control, was, to my mind, much greater than with apt-get,
which I now use because I understand things a little better.

Just my personal view.


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