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Old 10-26-2011, 05:41 AM   #16
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Ok here's a negative against apt-get, even though it is my preference to. When updating/upgrading my Sid/Experimental system apt-get will read the change logs and some it will show in the terminal and there is no-way I can then get back to upgrading. I then have to close the terminal and resort to (please don't hit me Widget ) Update Manager or Synaptic so I can upgrade. Has anyone else had this?
Caravel is right on this, this is not a negative of apt-get, but the inability of the user to end less.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:05 AM   #17
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The changelogs may be displayed using something like "less" (I can't say for sure as I don't use apt-listchanges), try hitting "q" and see if it resumes from there.
That works for me.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:19 PM   #18
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Ta guys, I'll give "q" a go. I had previously used Esc and other combinations. Didn't think about "q" but probably should have been first on my list because that's how you get out of aptitude.

Caravel. Up until last week I didn't use apt-listchanges either but it was happening before I installed it.

Tobi. Caravel may be right but possibly not for the reasons you think.

Widget. Thanks for not smacking me one for resorting to update "mangler" occasionally
 
Old 10-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #19
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Ta guys, I'll give "q" a go. I had previously used Esc and other combinations. Didn't think about "q" but probably should have been first on my list because that's how you get out of aptitude.
Most Linux command line programs use "q" instead of "Esc" to quit.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #20
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Ta guys, I'll give "q" a go. I had previously used Esc and other combinations. Didn't think about "q" but probably should have been first on my list because that's how you get out of aptitude.

Caravel. Up until last week I didn't use apt-listchanges either but it was happening before I installed it.

Tobi. Caravel may be right but possibly not for the reasons you think.

Widget. Thanks for not smacking me one for resorting to update "mangler" occasionally
Well you probably know what to do if it screws up and I have the impression that you are literate so you probably read what it says.

As Ubuntu says about synaptic, Update Mangler is really a tool only for power users.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #21
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Ta guys, I'll give "q" a go. I had previously used Esc and other combinations. Didn't think about "q" but probably should have been first on my list because that's how you get out of aptitude.

Caravel. Up until last week I didn't use apt-listchanges either but it was happening before I installed it.

Tobi. Caravel may be right but possibly not for the reasons you think.

Widget. Thanks for not smacking me one for resorting to update "mangler" occasionally
As I said it's "less" or "more", but most likely the former. Package installation scripts tend to call it when the user is shown some important info - e.g. about a migration to a different system, directory renaming/changes or other miscellaneous warnings. You said something about "change logs" which is why I mentioned apt-listchanges.

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Old 10-26-2011, 08:08 PM   #22
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I think they will call $PAGER if you have it set, and then fall back to /usr/bin/pager which should be a symlink via the alternatives system to one of the pagers on your system. Eg more, less, most, pg etc.

Try
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update-alternatives --list pager
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:59 PM   #23
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If you don't let it use any mail system then it prints to the terminal. Hitting q gets you right back to the original screen view.

Great way to do it. The mail system was a pain.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #24
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"q" worked, learn something new every day, thanks again.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 04:35 PM   #25
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I tried using aptitude once on a fresh net install. apt-get was not used at all. One of the nice things was if there was a dependency conflict, aptitude offered possible solutions, and asked to choose one. Only problem I had was none of the possible solutions offered were successful.
 
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nevermind...
 
  


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