Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Apr 30 23:21:42 UTC 2009

James Tappin wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:47:24 -0300
> Derek Broughton <derek at> wrote:
> DB> Billie Walsh wrote:

> DB> > Install Synaptic. Kpackagekit is a waste of disk space.
> DB>
> DB> But synaptic is a _bigger_ waste, as it pulls in so much of Gnome...
> DB> :-)
> Kpackagekit looks to be pretty incomplete (e.g. there is a details
> button that is always greyed out). Adept is available for Jaunty, though
> that too is a pale imitation of the KDE3 version (inconsistent behaviour
> of the search bing the biggest problem).
> As of right now none of the package manager choices is altogether
> satisfactory (IMHO), but if you have Kpackagekit, adept and aptitude
> (along of course with apt-get at the command line) 

There's no "of course" there.  aptitude is all you need!

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