Beginner Q2: Installing software

Chris G cl at
Thu Jan 14 17:27:59 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 05:24:46PM +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> > The -f option with no package is a way to get apt-get to try and clear
> > up any missing dependencies etc.  It doesn't mean force, it means fix.
> > There isn't a short form for --force-yes.
> My mistake. Please accept my apologies...
That's OK!  :-)   I must admit I had to go and look at the man page
for apt-get to find all this out.  I had just parroted the command
from a similar situation that I had been in.

Chris Green

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