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Old 09-14-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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should I install x-window-system-core


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The following packages have been kept back:
  nvidia-glx x-window-system-core
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
mathsniper:~# apt-get install x-window-system-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libglu1-xorg xserver-xorg
Suggested packages:
  libglide2
Recommended packages:
  discover1 xresprobe
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl1.2-dev xlibmesa-glu xlibmesa-glu-dev
  xserver-xfree86
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libglu1-xorg xserver-xorg
The following packages will be upgraded:
  x-window-system-core
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 7 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 6253kB of archives.
After unpacking 5419kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
I have being confused that should i install x-window-system-core package?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #2
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x-window-system-core is a "meta-package" that provides as dependencies the core packages that are needed for running the X Window System (X11). Debian testing has recently upgraded the X Window System from XFree86 to X.Org, so it's OK to let APT remove the old packages and replace them with newer versions. Normally you'd want to upgade packages with the "aptitude dist-upgrade" command.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Normally you'd want to upgade packages with the "aptitude dist-upgrade" command.
I would not recommend the use of aptitude. There are several advantages of using aptitude over apt-get, but the same advantages can be very annoying.

The most annoying of them would be aptitude also wants to install Recommended packages. Recommended packages aren't necessary packages for an app to work, but can add features or support for xyz...

I really didn't like my experience with aptitude, I ende up with a lot of packages I didn't use that were recommended by some maintainers...

Anyway, the choice is there
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #4
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If you don't want aptitude to install recommended packages, add this to /etc/apt/apt.conf (if this file doesn't exist, you can create it):
Code:
Aptitude::Recommends-Important "false";
(Notice: don't hit the space key between the two ":" marks.)

But if you want aptitude to install both recommended and suggested packages, add this to /etc/apt/apt.conf instead:
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Aptitude::Recommends-Important "true";
Aptitude::Suggests-Important "true";
And again there's no extra space between the two ":" marks (although it may look like there is).
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #5
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great
 
Old 09-14-2005, 05:17 PM   #6
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Or just do
sudo aptitude
hit F10
use arrow to head to options
scroll down to dependancey handling
Install reccommended pakages automatically
I also untick;
remove unused pakages automatically
 
Old 09-14-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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Or just do
sudo aptitude
For this to work, you need to have the sudo package installed and configured. On the other hand, you can just start aptitude as a normal user and it will ask for the root user's password when it's time to do some system-wide changes. This is pretty cool.

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hit F10
use arrow to head to options
scroll down to dependancey handling
Install reccommended pakages automatically
Heh, that's the easy way.
If you start aptitude as root, the changes will be written to /root/.aptitude/config but if you start it as a normal user, then the changes will go to ~/.aptitude/config . Person'lly, I like to keep all APT related configurations in just one place: /etc/apt/apt.conf .

Aptitude has an extensive documentation in /usr/share/aptitude/README .
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:13 PM   #8
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Good point
 
  


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