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Re: [vox-tech] Apt-get vs. Dselect
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Re: [vox-tech] Apt-get vs. Dselect



On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 10:11:30AM -0800, Bob Scofield wrote:
> All I know is that I was overwhelmed by aptitude.  I'm told to put a + or - 
> next to a package, but I'm given 14,000 plus packages to look at.  I much 
> prefer apt-get.  If I was interested in learning what packages were available
> I'd probably bring up a browser and check out the relevant package category 
> on the debian website, and then bring up a terminal window and apt-get what I
> wanted.  But I realize that I do things differently.  

Or just use a GUI apt tool, like kio-apt for KDE. ;^)

  http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=8966

You can just type, e.g., "apt:/search?python" to search for all packages
with python in the name, or just type "apt:/" to get a little form interface.
(See the screenshots at the URL above.)

-bill!
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