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Re: [SLUG] Debian xfree
- To: Mick Boda <jackcom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian xfree
- From: James Gregory <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Mar 25 11:08:01 2003
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 19:55, Mick Boda wrote:
> Hi All
> dpkg -l xserver-xfree86 the following message is produced
> ii xserver-xfree86 4.1.0.-16 the xfree server
> What is apt-get update command that will install the dependcies?
Dude, apt-get install blah will perform the following tasks:
1. Search your sources database for something called "blah"
2. Upon finding "blah" in said database it will attempt to determine
what software needs to be installed for "blah" to be installed - it will
also determine if any software needs to be removed for same.
3. Download all the stuff needed for installation of "blah"
4. Install "blah" and all the other stuff needed for it to operate.
So, if you've installed xfree with apt-get, you already have the
dependencies and they are already installed.
apt-get update is used to update your sources database to reflect
changes in the debian distro you're using.