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LanceHaverkamp Offline

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Posted: Oct. 09 2004,22:28 QUOTE

How am I supposed to install apt-get without apt-get?  
The packages section on the website talked about dpkg.tar.gz but didn't say where to find it, what it is or how to do anything with it.

(yea, I know it's possible, but computer users don't want spend time learning the guts of operating systems & how to compile software just to install 1 or 2 programs--I don't know how & I use Linux every day)

If apt *really* takes up too much disk space, someone who knows how should write a small bash script to go get it.


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Posted: Oct. 09 2004,22:46 QUOTE

Have you tried running the existing small bash script that goes out and gets it from the website?

It is somewhere inside the Right-Click fluxbox menu.

Try something like:

Apps -> tools -> enable apt

or Apps-> tools -> got memory and bandwidth -> get Synaptic

Or you can download and install the dpkg.dsl extension file using the instructions that were provided or the mydsl click-n-run gui.
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Posted: Oct. 12 2004,02:34 QUOTE

From command line it is 'sudo dpkg-restore'
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Grim Offline

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Posted: Oct. 12 2004,03:35 QUOTE

You know he's right though, right?  We need a FAQ or some items need to be made sticky so that we can point new users in their direction and say "Go read this".  

Make it really bright and garish so that new users are blinded by the presence of the information and veteran board members automatically adjust the brightness/contrast on their monitors before entering the forums.

Another option would be to redesign the forums so that 85% of the page is taken up by a big ing button that says SEARCH with a small disclaimer beneath it that says "or I will throw little pickles at you".

No good deed goes unpunished...
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Posted: Oct. 12 2004,03:58 QUOTE

Grim, you took the words right outa my mouth.

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