cannot install programs

Bry Melvin brymelvin at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 22 09:49:28 BST 2006



--- Bry Melvin <brymelvin at melvinart.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> --- Rob Blomquist <rob.blomquist at verizon.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Saturday 21 October 2006 11:53, Bry Melvin
> wrote:
> > 
> > > you should use sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb
> > 
> > I highly recommend that you install with "sudo
> > apt-get install 
> > packagename.deb, as that will check the
> > dependancies.
> > 
> > I recently was in dependancy hell with installing
> > mindawn via dpkg, and I will 
> > not do that again.
> > 
> > Rob
> > 
> > -- 
> > Mountlake Terrace, WA
> > 
> The original question mentioned not installing
> nerolinux.
> 
> apt , or its front ends Synaptice etc are not going
> to
> install something unless it is present in
> repositories,
> 
> To install nerolinux one would download the file and
> use dpkg from the command line to install it.
>   OR
> Someone went to a bit of trouble with Dapper (Gdebi)
> to add a utility so that you could click on the file
> such as nerolinuxxx.deb and have it install. That
> utility also checks dependencies.
> 
> FWIW I think as Dektop Linux matures we should stear
> away from using command line tools and tell people
> to
> use GUI tools as they become available. 
> 
> Apt get is great works well ... but people are doing
> a
> lot of work bulding and perfecting Kpkg Synaptic
> Adept
> Gdebi etc. We probably should be directing people
> toward those GUI utilities first. 
> 
> However if you look at the instructions for
> Nerolinux.deb files from Nero you will see I was
> paraphrasing the installation instructions.
> 
> As commercial apps start becoming more available we
> need to stick to the  Vendors instructions unless
> they
> don't work at all. If Vendor X says to install it a
> particular way, and someone pays fro the
> software/support. The FIRST thing the support person
> reading a script would do is to verify that the
> program was installed IAW the instructions given.
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
>  Bryann
> 



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