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Old 04-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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I would like to know if installing Ubuntu I resolve all my problems of package installations and libraries dependency
I saw that it tries to connect with its repository...

Are there other methods to easy install programs and sources to compile even if some libraries are not installed but they become installed automatically
I use Accelerated Knoppix distro.

thanks in advance
Old 04-26-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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well ubuntu uses synaptic, which automaticly installs any other needed packages. I think thats what you mean.
Only problem is that not everthing can be installed through synaptic.
Old 04-26-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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Ubuntu and Knoppix are very similar, Ubuntu was originally a Knoppix spinoff. Once installed to hard drive both use Debian packages.

Ubuntu uses Synaptic which is a front end for Debian's apt-get system and you can install it on your Knoppix system if it's not already there. Kpackage is another front end for apt-get. Personally I just use apt-get. I have a Kanotix system...another Knoppix spinoff.

Most package problems with Knoppix are caused by package problems in the original Knoppix system. Knoppix was never intended to be installed to HD & upgraded. Various Knoppix versions have had problems with missing files etc. which cause no problems when used as a live CD system but do cause problems when upgrading. Once you get the original bugs worked out you are usually OK....the Knoppix user forum is often a big help in this.

I switched to Kanotix because it made a less buggy HD install, Ubuntu may also be better for this reason.
Old 04-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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I agree. Debian based systems have the largest repositorys out of any distro that exists to date. A distro that uses debian packages will enable you to have the best chance of not coming across any lib/dep problems when using dpkg/apt as the packaging system. Also its by far much easyer to maintain dpkg/apt if any problems arise.


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