Linked by Walter Kruse on Thu 8th Jan 2004 06:55 UTC
Linux It seems that I am in some sort of retro-mode. As Linux on the desktop is getting bigger and better, with more apps, more sleek looks (Galaxy, Keramik and Blue Curve for example) and more idiot proof, I am going onto simpler, more condensed stuff. The big distributions are nice, but I really do not need all the applications that come with them all the time.
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apt-get WORKS in DSL!!!
by winjimmy on Fri 9th Jan 2004 14:12 UTC

You can tell this guy knows nothing about Debian. Install the binary of Open Office? Lucky you ran into no dependency problems. Always, but always, use apt-get. apt-get openoffice.org will get you the suite PLUS any dependencies. Please, you are using Debian here. Don't ignore its superior package management system. That would be neanderthalish. apt-get needed some minor fixing in earlier DSL's (< 5.0) before it would work ("dpkg reconfigure apt-get" or something like that), but after that minor fix, it worked normally. But be warned: do not, I say DO NOT, apt-get any xwindows stuff or you'll hose your xvesa - which DSL uses. I found this out the hard way.