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Old 02-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #16
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I'm just using module assistant to go grab and install the current kernel header packages needed to compile the module.
Gotcha! I haven't used a stock kernel in so long that it wouldn't occur to me that I needed to get the header package.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 05:12 PM   #17
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Farslayer: I use Synaptic to most things, it's much easier than remembering everything.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 10:49 PM   #18
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I can understand the comfort of a GUI.. It just seems to take forever when searching for packages I want to install. Once you get familiar with the command line package tools you can do so much more at a faster rate... Of course I grew up with DOS, and 8 Bit machines spending considerable amounts of time at the command line, so it's like going back home for me

Nothing wrong with using synaptic though.. that's what it's there for.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:14 AM   #19
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I can understand the comfort of a GUI.. It just seems to take forever when searching for packages I want to install. Once you get familiar with the command line package tools you can do so much more at a faster rate... Of course I grew up with DOS, and 8 Bit machines spending considerable amounts of time at the command line, so it's like going back home for me

Nothing wrong with using synaptic though.. that's what it's there for.
I agree - I use the command line for all machine maintenance because it's just faster and like you said, comfortable. I was just whining before about the "debian way" because compared to Gentoo, it seemed strange in comparison. I do use synaptic for removing things like Mono, for example because I can search for a package and select all instances for complete removal. If I am looking for one package though, apt-cache search is much better, at least for me.

Funny, I didn't "grow up" on the command line but moved there after years of using Linux. When I first started using Linux about 11 years ago, I was not comfortable on the command line at all - I wanted to run a graphical file manager and text editor do do maintenance tasks. I can't imagine doing that now, for many of the reasons you mentioned.
 
  


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