synaptic/apt was: Re: Simple instructions for getting Java to work on 5.10?

David david at
Sun Jan 15 01:51:12 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 05:29:53PM -0500, Xn Nooby wrote:
> I got Java to work, thank you all for the help!
> I noticed that Synaptic has a checkbox option to use the "multiverse", and
> that it is also possible to hand-edit the "sources.list" file - is one of
> these methods preferable to the other?

AFAIK there is no difference. I mostly hand-edit (old habits die hard), 
but I've also used Synaptic. It's just a GUI front end to apt/dpkg. 

> I will also try the "automatigix" application.
> thanks!

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