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Re: [SLUG] Fwd: What are apt-get/dpkg/dselect?

On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 02:58 PM, Jeff Waugh wrote:

Even neater:

  apt-cache search php

That will help you out a lot in future. I use it all the time. :-)

perfect. ta. ;)

so i've just installed php4/mysql/apache-ssl/tethereal/webalizer/samba and some other things i need using dselect - and i think i'm never going back to any other distro ever. awesome. (to use the vernacular :)

On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 03:03 PM, Brett Fenton wrote:

upgrading the kernel is about 10x easier on debian as on other
distributions (imho).

so i've been told and i can see it now too.

you simply select your kernel options in config/menuconfig/xconfig

erm, ok..

build a .deb package


, then install the package with dpgk.

ooh. i know how to do that bit now anyway. :)

i think you'll be suprised at how easy it is.

i'm looking forward to it. :)

what's the latest stable kernel i should be going for? (on i386 of course)