Software installation on modern Ubuntu
ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Aug 26 19:36:36 UTC 2017
On Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:32:34 +0300, Nrbrtx wrote:
>>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.
>In other words gnome-software is not a good alternative for
>software-center. It's a bad parody.
>So Synaptic bugs should be fixed.
Synaptic suffers from far too many issues since a very long time. I
recommend to use a combination of command line tools and your favourite
GUI web browser ;). To see into what packages software from upstream is
split https://tracker.debian.org/ is helpful. Helpful
is https://packages.ubuntu.com/ in combination with Google. Yes, if you
really need to search for something, the devil works better than more
ethical search engines. There are helpers such as auto-apt,
http://www.debiananwenderhandbuch.de/auto-apt.html so you might not to
search anything. Instead of running
after searching the required packages, just running
might do the job without searching and installing packages.
Note, I'm more an Arch Linux user and lost a little bit track of Ubuntu
tools, but if I want to do something on Ubuntu, I'm not missing synaptic
when using command line and a web browser. It's vice versa, I would
miss command line and a web browser, when using synaptic again.
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