tool used to download packages?

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Thu Feb 8 03:32:53 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton <news at> writes:
> Andy Harrison wrote:
>> On 2/7/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>>> > deb edgy main
>>> That, in itself, voids your warranty :-)
>> People sure seem to hate that app, I keep bumping into posts from
>> people saying negative things about it.  I just used it to for nvidia
>> drivers, media codecs, and some fonts.  It seemed to work fine.
> I don't hate it, but people who know the Ubuntu packaging system far
> better than me dislike it.  

Also, many of those people don't dispute that it often works -- just
that it is, in the longer term, a good idea.

A preferable approach is to extend the 'RestrictedFormats' page in the
wiki to include simple, easy to follow directions to achieve these
results for end users.

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