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Old 09-20-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Apt-get with suggested packages

I installed debian sarge just recently, I'm pretty much a debian newbie and I'm just wondering how to get suggested packages to install with the actual package I want using apt-get.

The specific reason I'm asking in regard to is this. When I try to do

apt-get install gcc

It has make, automake, and one other package that escapes me as suggested packages. Well I kind of need those, and would like to have them installed automatically without having to apt-get each individual package.
Old 09-20-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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apt-get install aptitude
Old 09-20-2004, 09:25 PM   #3
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a bit off topic but does shaggy have something to do with a school desk, I saw that written on a school desk , today in history 17b class , at west vally college
Old 09-20-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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Nothing to do with a school desk, was just a nickname that I got in highschool.

I'm trying not to use aptitude because I'm pretty sure I can't use that over a remote connection.
Old 09-21-2004, 03:44 AM   #5
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I'm trying not to use aptitude because I'm pretty sure I can't use that over a remote connection.
Don't be so sure.

If you can use apt-get over a remote connection, there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't use aptitude. Instead of "apt-get install package", you can do "aptitude --with-recommends install package".

See "man aptitude" for quick reference. There's some more detailed info in /usr/share/aptitude/.
Old 09-21-2004, 08:12 AM   #6
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Shweet. Thanks for the help. The reason I didn't think I could use aptitude is because it alwasy opens up the front-end when I run it

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Old 09-21-2004, 08:33 AM   #7
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try installing package : SCREEN when working remote

apt-get install screen

#root@KHUFU:screen <-- run screen

screen is a package to start up virtual terminals

man screen for more info !

a neat cool little package !!!


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