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Old 03-24-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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important - about installing programs

a lot of you guys seems to have problem with dependancies, I just want to bring to your attention a WONDERFUL program that you can find on which is : apt

for example, if you want to install mplayer, just type (root) :
apt-get update (to update the package list if you think it is needed)
apt-get install mplayer

and it will download mplayer and each and every libraries needed and will install everything for you

you can also type
apt-get upgrade
and it will check if there is a new version available for every package installed on your computer and upgrade them if needed

you can also write a little "find" script'

this program is what makes me stay on linux it really worth a try because it is easy to install and will simplify your linux life so much

I would be glad to help if you have any problem installing it or if you want the "find" script
Old 03-29-2003, 01:48 AM   #2
Steve Cronje
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What distro beside Debian can one use apt in?

Old 03-30-2003, 03:28 AM   #3
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SuSE can if you install apt for SuSE. Apt is useful for grabing package without manually seaching packages and its dependencies.

Automatic online package patching/update also available by using fou4s.

Those two package = must have for this distro.

Although YAST can do package resolving and YOU can online update automatically too ;-)


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