Re: Packages - what's the best way?
On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:05:38AM +0000, Lisi wrote:
> On Monday 15 November 2010 03:54:42 Bob Proulx wrote:
> > Rob Hurle wrote:
> > > Does anyone have advice on the best way to handle a .deb package?
> > The easiest way is to not handle .deb files at all. Instead allow
> > apt-get to install the package and any dependencies from the network.
> I use aptitude at the command line. aptitude and apt-get seem to leap-frog
> round each other as to which is "best". Mostly it is largely a matter of
> personal choice.
> > Yes. For Opera on Debian see the instructions on the wiki which go
> > into detail what you should do.
> > http://wiki.debian.org/Opera
> I use aptitude for this as well. Opera supplies a debian repository which can
> be added to your sources list. Then Opera gets updated by aptitude too. The
> only snag to this approach is that it doesn't automatically update its key.
Please note: if I remember correctly, the upgrade procedure from Debian 5.x to Debian
6.0 will _require_ the use of apt-get for the actual upgrade itself.
When you come to upgrade a machine, PLEASE read the release notes carefully and
follow the commands listed. Doing anything otherwise may result in your machine
being difficult to set up / you may get into a situation where you cannot upgrade
Oh, and did I say to please read and follow the upgrade instructions carefully?
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