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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Aug 13 21:12:54 EDT 2009


On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, unsolicited wrote:

> 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.

  aptitude would work just fine if it can take, as an argument to be
installed or upgraded, the name of a .deb package *file*.  if it can
do that, problem solved.

rday
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