[kwlug-disc] is it just me, or is debian package management painful?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 13 21:11:54 EDT 2009


I'm guessing this is am embedded system?

Kernel modules?

i.e. If this is a desktop, aptitude and gui's would usually be in the 
picture.

The very first answer to your original query said to use aptitude. But 
you didn't want to install it.

Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 08/13/2009 9:02 PM:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Raul Suarez wrote:
> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
>>> I appreciate that there may be things i want to do that are arcane and obscure, but i
>>> don't think the above operations qualify.
>> I wasn't going to interject as I don't have anything useful to add
>> to the original question.
>>
>> Funny thing is that I was thinking that you were trying to do
>> something quite out of the ordinary.
> 
>   not at all -- it's something i've done on fedora a number of times.
> sometimes, you just want to download an rpm file and install it from a
> local directory, and "yum localinstall" lets you do just that.  it
> will use your configured repos to resolve any dependencies.  i don't
> think that's a particularly arcane operation.
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