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Sorry for the dumb question but I just downloaded Debian 6 and I cannot find in the menu the entry for the package manager "GUI"-version.
Did I miss something or does Debian offer in its default installation only dpkg through the command line?
Thanks a lot
Well, I feel quite stupid, but after the standard installation I just cannot find any kind of GUI-based synaptic manager.
I'm using myself Gentoo, have some experience with CentOS and Fedora and was just evaluating other distros... .
Yeah, I can tell you that you will not have Synaptic, the GUI, right from the get-go on Debian, unless you install it from a Live CD. In most cases, just using an install DVD or a net boot will give you only apt-get to start with.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Synaptic is a GTK app, & it looks like you were going with KDE as your desktop,.. KDE is based on QT,... It's not surprising that Synaptic wouldn't be installed by default. Plus Debian is more deferential towards it's users, in terms of what they decide to install, for the most part. If you pick a package, and it has dependencies, they'll be installed. But from the small amount of experience I have with it, it doesn't go out of its way to spoon feed you an installed system.