[ale] Debian. Grr.

Bjorn Dittmer-Roche bjorn at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Feb 24 10:52:29 EST 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Kevin Krumwiede wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 02:59:04 -0500 (EST)
> Joe Knapka <jknapka at kneuro.net> wrote:
> > The main problem I'm having is that "tasksel" and "dselect" seem to be
> > user-unfriendly in the extreme.  So far I have not gotten "apt" to
> tasksel and dselect are worthless, IMO.  I tried using them a couple
> times, pressed the wrong key, couldn't figure out how I got into
> whatever screen I was in, and finally had to just reboot, slick the
> drive, and start over.  I have installed Debian probably a dozen times
> on three different machines.  The main trick to apt-get seems to be
> figuring out the correct name of the package you want.  For instance,
> 'x-window-system' instead of XFree86.

The "trick" is this:

apt-cache search XFree86


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