Ubuntu Packages

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Sun Mar 26 14:43:47 UTC 2006

On Sunday 26 March 2006 04:59, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> It would appear that on Mar 26, Alan McKinnon did say:
> > ...snip... 'apt' can be tricky, as it's a command
> > line tool. Instead you should be using Synaptic, which is
> > basically the gui version of the same thing.  ...snip...
> I'm sorry to disagree. But I would have said "Synaptic" can be
> tricky as it's a gui application... And then recommended the
> command line version "apt-get".

I feel the same way and very seldom using Synaptic myself. But the 
original poster is a recent refugee from Windowsland and odds are 
he'll be able to wrap his brains around Synaptic, but be totally 
stumped on the cli. So I offered him the route most likely to succeed 
for him.

As much as I detest GUI tools for most admin purposes (vi is the best 
configurator ever), I have to admit that command line is a mountain 
most newbies are not willing to climb.

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five

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