Using apt-get [Was:Re: tool used to download packages?]

James Heaver james at
Thu Feb 8 08:59:18 UTC 2007

On 08/02/07, Joe Hart <j.hart at> wrote:
> Andy Harrison wrote:
> <snip>
> >>> 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.
> <snip>
> I'm not one of the developers, but I can say why automatix and
> easy-ubuntu are frowned upon by so many.  They install software from
> third party repositories.  They also use apt-get, which while a fine
> tool, does not track the dependencies that get installed, so removing
> the apps will not remove the dependencies.

I've been installing most software (any specific program I find) using
'apt-get install whatever'.
Does this mean I shouldn't have been doing that?

All instructions for things I see seem to give you an apt-get line to run...

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