Software installation on modern Ubuntu

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at
Thu Aug 31 08:01:42 UTC 2017

Colin Law wrote on 26/08/17 18:21:
>> OK, I see where you are coming from. It never occurred to me that
> anyone wanting to install libgtk2.0-dev, or similar, would want to use
> a GUI. I assumed everyone used apt for that.  Obviously I am wrong.
Fonts are a clear example of packages that aren’t applications, but that
are much more pleasant to install with a GUI, since it can show you what
they look like.


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