Wajig (was Re: Ubuntu mono packages)

Jorge Bernal "Koke" koke at sindominio.net
Fri Sep 17 08:23:56 UTC 2004

Do you know wajig?

It would be:

wajig setup
(add the corresponding lines)
wajig update
wajig install muine ...

The advantage is...
Wajig is designed to run as a normal user, using sudo as required. It can also 
be run as root without any extra setup (i.e., without the need for sudo).
If you've tried to remember all the different commands to get different 
information about different aspects of Debian package management and then 
used other commands to install and remove packages then you'll know that it 
can become a little too much.

Swaping between dselect, deity, deity-gtk, aptitutde, apt-get, dpkg, 
gnome-apt, apt-cache, and so on is interesting but cumbersome. Plus 
personally I find dselect, deity, and aptitude confusing and even though I've 
spent hours understanding each of them, I don't think the time was 
particularly well spent.



On Friday 17 September 2004 08:04, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Ian MacLean">
> > This will seem like a lame question - but how do I install those packages
> > once I've downloaded them ? I've tried dpkg -i and various incantations
> > of apt-get but one doesn't calculate the dependencies and the other wants
> > to download things.  is there an equivalent of rpm -Uhv *.rpm ?
> Oh, well, what you need to do is:
>   sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
>   Add this line to your sources.list, there will be a bunch of similar ones
>   for our archives:
>     deb http://www.getsweaaa.com/~tseng/ubuntu/debs ./
>   sudo apt-get update
>   sudo apt-get install muine (or other package names)
> There you go! :-)
> (for what it's worth, and you won't have to use this very often, but the
> equivalent of your rpm command is dpkg -i *.deb)
> - Jeff
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