Software installation on modern Ubuntu
clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 17:21:59 UTC 2017
On 26 August 2017 at 17:16, Nrbrtx <nrbrtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> IMHO gnome-software is too simplified and stupid as all modern GNOME.
> No options (except of shortcut to software-properties-gtk), no advanced
> I will not use it. 63% of 88 reviews are negative.
>> It has exactly the same set of s/w available as Synaptic does.
> Let's assume that we need to install libgtk2.0-dev from gnome-software.
> How to do it? Simple search of libgtk2.0-dev produces no results (note:
> software-center finds and installs this package). Any other ideas?
> gnome-software is a toy for installing nice games and GUI applications.
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.
> I prefer to use MATE DE with Synaptic (which is powerful, but buggy now) or
> maybe Muon (from KDE, does not really matter if it works stable).
> On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 6:48 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 24 August 2017 at 01:33, Nrbrtx <nrbrtx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Dear Ubuntu developers!
>> > I'm using Debian since 3.1 and using Ubuntu since 6.06.
>> > So let me write about installing programs.
>> > As far I can understand here were two methods of software installation:
>> > 1. apt (apt-get), dpkg, aptitude - for advanced users
>> > 2. synaptic and Ubuntu software-center - for newbies.
>> > Nowadays gnome-software and mate-welcome were added to the newbies'
>> > list.
>> > But they have very small lists of software.
>> > Ubuntu software-center was great, but its development was dropped.
>> Ubuntu software has been replaced by gnome-software. It has exactly
>> the same set of s/w available as Synaptic does.
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