[Gllug] Re: What's so good about Debian?

Stig Brautaset stig at tuls.pauken.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 08:31:36 UTC 2003

In article <200310122013.10179.Blue.Dragon at blueyonder.co.uk>, Peter Childs wrote:
> On Sunday 12 October 2003 16:12, Ian Norton wrote:
>> for debian it is usually like this ..
>> %> apt-get update
>> # wait a few secs
>> %> apt-get install mozilla-browser
>> # apt asks if you are sure?
>> # wait a few more (dload time etc)
>> # apt will also get the dependancies and install them
>> all done,
> 	I know this sounds a bit stupid but how do your know that typing
> apt-get install mozilla-browser
> 	will work and its not say
> apt-get install mozilla

In bash, `apt-get install moz<TAB>' will probably do what you want. (If
it doesn't, you may have to source /etc/bash_completion or whatever it
is called).

> 	is there some debain directory (like rpmfind) to find package x quickly (oh 
> and a package that includes program x) I know but typing apt-get install 
><some magic string> is all very well so long as you have some wonderful idea 
> what <some magic string> actuall is! In cases like say freeciv you actuall 
> need two pagages as a pair and one by its self is a disarster.

apt-cache search freeciv is nice too.


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