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RE: [SLUG] Fwd: What are apt-get/dpkg/dselect? [Was: apt-get weirdness lately]
- To: "Stewart" <stewart@xxxxxxxxx>, <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Fwd: What are apt-get/dpkg/dselect? [Was: apt-get weirdness lately]
- From: "Brett Fenton" <brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Mar 27 15:02:02 2003
- Reply-to: <brett.fenton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
upgrading the kernel is about 10x easier on debian as on other
you simply select your kernel options in config/menuconfig/xconfig
build a .deb package, then install the package with dpgk.
i think you'll be suprised at how easy it is.
:> -----Original Message-----
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:> [mailto:slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
:> Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2003 2:55 PM
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:> Subject: [SLUG] Fwd: What are apt-get/dpkg/dselect? [Was: apt-get
:> weirdness lately]
:> thanks for the subject change - i should've done that myself. :)
:> and thanks to all who replied, it's a bit clearer now.
:> i was getting a bit mystified because 'apt-get install php' wasn't
:> working for me, where i thought the package name was a
:> sort of wildcard
:> search, it doesn't seem to be. i fired up dselect and
:> scrolled through
:> reams of packages and found the php ones (and a bunch of
:> other stuff i
:> want) and it's downloading now as i type. (looks like i
:> should've said
:> apt-get install php4...)
:> yes indeedy, it's a very neat system.
:> next i get to wrestle with upgrading the kernel because i
:> forgot about
:> that part post-install - but i think i'll ring the debhead
:> guy i know
:> and get him to explain it all again to me rather than
:> bothering the
:> On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 02:13 PM, Jeff Waugh wrote:
:> > <quote who="Stewart">
:> >> now i'm turning into a debhead, can someone 'please
:> explain' exactly
:> >> what
:> >> the difference between apt-get/dpkg/dselect is and how
:> they work
:> >> together?
:> >> to my mind three commands aint as 'simple elegance' as
:> one rpm one.
:> >> :-)
:> > Okay:
:> > dpkg:
:> > Basic package management functions such as
:> > etc.
:> > At the same level as rpm(1) in the package management stack.
:> > Nothing
:> > much to write home about; at this level, the interesting
:> > differences are
:> > in the actual deb/rpm file formats.
:> > apt-get:
:> > Basic network-aware package installation/management
:> tool which
:> > handles
:> > dependencies and OS-integration. CLI-based, it is
:> basically on the
:> > same
:> > level as urpmi and up2date, but is arguably more
:> useful (lots of
:> > other
:> > features that make it 'nice').
:> > dselect:
:> > An attempt to provide a sensible user interface
:> (ncurses-based) to
:> > package management on apt-based systems.
:> > apititude:
:> > Another attempt to provide a sensible user interface
:> > (ncurses-based) to
:> > package mangement on apt-based systems.
:> > There are lots of other packages that provide what dselect and
:> > aptitude are
:> > designed to, such as synaptic, aptivate, etc., etc...
:> But I don't think
:> > anyone has managed to find the right combination of
:> simplicity and
:> > usability
:> > to steal me away from apt-get. Sad, but true.
:> > - Jeff
:> > --
:> > "I think hot Chinese girls who kick ass are the wave
:> of the future,
:> > as
:> > far as films go." - Cody Russell
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