Oliver Jones wrote:
I might have to have a play with apt. I've never
really used it as I've
never really had a decent play with a Debian box. Yum (and apt) is very
cool. Being able to just setup "sources" and then go "yum install
firefox" is very nice
However it's not perfect. I know this is not really the fault of apt but
if you have to mix'n'match sources (eg stable+backports.org
) to get more
up to date versions of things then sometimes you find that the install
succeeds but things don't work properly.
Usually this is because the dependency list for one of the packages
isn't correct. eg I just upgraded to kde 3.1 from testing and then
couldn't log in using kdm, the problem turned out to be that I simply
needed to upgrade libpam-runtime, but it took a while to figure that out.
Glenn Ramsey <glenn(a)componic.co.nz> 07 8627077