Games, Drivers & all

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Mar 3 18:14:19 GMT 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 14:29 +0100, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 March 2010, Jonas Norlander wrote:
> > On 3 March 2010 13:18, Varun Jindal <seeu.varun at> wrote:
> > > Jonas, its not at all that I don't read the solutions given by
> > > everyone o the mailing list. I thouroughly read every mail that
> > > appears on this thread. However, the reason for reasking was
> > > that when I attempted to install Wine, I got an error that was
> > > somethink like: unresolved dependencies........could not find
> > > libapt-inst-libc6.9-6-1.1 . That is why I had asked for another
> > > Wine.deb download link hoping that it won't complain about
> > > dependencies...
> > 
> > That's because almost all packages depends on other packages. In a
> > console you can write "apt-cache depends wine" to get what
> > packages wine depends on. Download and install them first.
> > That's one of the reason using a package manager and a Internet
> > connection make it so easy, it download all the dependencies to.
> > 
> > For me it gives (but could show other result for you):
> > 
> > jonas at Tor:~$ LANG=en apt-cache depends wine
> > wine
> >   Depends: wine1.2
> > 
> > jonas at Tor:~$ LANG=en apt-cache depends wine1.2
> > wine1.2
> <snip>
> If he can't download software due to internet connection problems, 
> how is he supposed to get the dependencies from the repo?
> IOW, this isn't likely to work if he can't just apt-get install 
> wine...

He did state that he can access the web from work and/or at a friend's
house. So, he can make up his list of depends, as suggested, download
them to burn onto a CD/Dvd and take them home to install. 

The bottom line is that without an Internet connection, he's not going
to be a happy camper with most Linux distros. Without an Internet
connection the list of things he can do with Linux is going to be much
shorter than the list of things he can't do. Linux is heavily geared
towards networking. Remove that and you'll have a "Hunt the Wumpus"

He wants to compile stuff, but the dev files aren't usually installed at
first, so that'll produce another flurry of emails with no resolution.
Sorry, but that's the truth. If he's got Windows installed, then he can
do writing/print chores and play solitaire with it just as easily. 

Until he can get a connection to the web, he's pretty much beating a
dead horse while expecting cheese from it. :( Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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