4 blocked updates

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 5 18:37:58 BST 2009


On Friday 05 June 2009 01:11:13 pm Muzer wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
> > On Friday 05 June 2009 11:51:40 am Muzer wrote:
> >> Steven Vollom wrote:
> >>> Today I received updates for my 32bit computer.  It included 4 blocked
> >>> updates.  Why are then sent to me if they are blocked?  Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Steven
> >>
> >> KPackagekit is a bit rubbish. It refuses to install updates if they have
> >> additional dependencies. To install them, open konsole or a terminal
> >> window in dolphin/konqueror, and type the following:
> >> sudo aptitude update
> >> <wait for the command to finish>
> >> sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
> >>
> >> It will prompt you if you want to install the additional dependencies;
> >> type y here. Then they should install.
> >>
> >> --
> >> -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
> >> Version: 3.1
> >> GCS/CM/IT d>++ s+:- a---- C+++ UL+++>++++ P+>+++ L+++>+++++ E---->---
> >> W+++ N o? K? w--- O+ M-- V- PS PE? Y-- PGP- t+ 5? X- R-- tv+ b++ DI D
> >> G++ e- h! !r y ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
> >
> > Thank you very much.
> >
> > If you don't mind, I have gotten so many different ways to use the root
> > capability that I would like to know something.  One will suggest sudo,
> > another kdesudo
>
> kdesudo should always be used if an app accesses your home directory (in
> other words, virtually all graphical ones, and a few command line ones).
> Sudo can be used for command line apps as long as they don't access your
> home directory.
>
> > One will suggest apt-get another aptitude, etc.
>
> apt-get and aptitude are similar but not the same. I prefer aptitude
> because it has better things like solution finding for conflicts, etc,
> that apt-get doesn't have. Some things (like grabbing the source for a
> package) you'll need to use apt for, not aptitude.
>
> >   Are any of
> > these commands synonymous and interchangeable?
>
> As I said, kdesudo is mainly for GUI apps, sudo for command line. And
> apt-get and aptitude are quite interchangeable, but sometimes you'll
> need to use one or the other. I prefer aptitude over apt-get for reasons
> stated above.
>
> > I think it is time I
> > understand such things.
>
> Not only does learning to use the command line give you a better
> understanding on how a system works, it is also a lot faster. Most
> people can type much quicker than they can click, so if you get the hand
> of simple time-savers like tab completion, command history, standard
> input/output redirection and pipes, and learn some simple bash scripting
> skills, you'll be able to very easily and quickly do things that would
> be very complex in a GUI. Then, you can move on to more complex things
> like regexps (and the commands that use them, like sed and grep), and
> awk scripts (which I haven't dared take on yet). The only problem with
> this is that whenever you are forced to use a Windows computer, you will
> get so frustrated about how unbelievably crap the Windows command line is!
>
> > Thank you if you have the time.
> >
> > Steven
>
> --
> -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
> Version: 3.1
> GCS/CM/IT d>++ s+:- a---- C+++ UL+++>++++ P+>+++ L+++>+++++ E---->--- W+++
> N o? K? w--- O+ M-- V- PS PE? Y-- PGP- t+ 5? X- R-- tv+ b++ DI D G++ e- h!
> !r y ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
This is truly one of the best emails I have gotten.  I will have to read it a 
few times more, because some of the things that are so matter-of-fact with you 
are new to me.  You are so very kind.

Thanks!

Steven



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