Python error interpretation

CLIFFORD ILKAY clifford_ilkay at
Sun Mar 15 17:49:11 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish wrote:
> I do not understand this fascination with attempting to install things 
> from the command line, when there is the excellent Synaptic Package 
> Manager available right there on your menu, which can easily circumvent 
> the problems you're currently having with your python installation.

Copying/pasting what to type in a shell is far easier than writing a
description of what to point and click at. Also, it helps to know how to
admin a system using a shell for those occasions you need to do it, such
as with remote systems or when you have to write scripts. Having said
that, using Synaptic, aptitude, or Adept manager is not mutually
exclusive with using the command line. If you like using GUI tools,
that's fine but the command line isn't inferior in any way and in some
cases, it is superior.

Clifford Ilkay
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