How to clean up apt-get

Steve smorrey at
Fri Sep 16 12:23:19 MDT 2005

Al Byers wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 09:36 -0600, Tyler Strickland wrote:
>>On 09/16/2005 12:23 AM, Steve wrote:
>>>I remember dependency hell.  It's a vague and distant, yet unpleasant 
>>>Thank heaven for Gentoo ;)
>>Fortunately, since moving from RedHat 9 to Debian a few years ago, 
>>dependency hell has been a rare thing, and when it does happen it's 
>>generally easy to fix.  Back in the RedHat days, though...  The day my 
>>distaste for RPM's reached its peak was the day I had to download a 
>>package from CPAN to satisfy an RPM dependency.  I have had no desire to 
>>run an RPM-based distrobution since then.  Ich.  Just thinking about it 
>>gives me chills.
>>PLUG:, #utah on
>>Don't fear the penguin.
>Three years ago I stuck RedHat 9 on my laptop and never worried about
>it. I really hoped that I could treat it as an appliance since all I
>want to do is run eclipse and a j2ee server. It worked well, but then it
>got corrupted and since I was using suse 9.3 somewhere else, I threw
>that on. It did not recognize my built-in wireless and I could not get
>it to fill the screen. I had a Ubuntu set laying around (they send 10 -
>anyone want one?) and I installed it. It found my wireless and filled
>the screen which I thought was a nice thing. Is that a strength of
>Ubuntu or could I count on it from Debian or Gentoo? Looks like I might
>have to learn more about Linux than I care to. Have things changed much
>since Xenix? :0)
>PLUG:, #utah on
>Don't fear the penguin.
I here tell Gentoo has a graphical installer, but even without it, once 
you get used to the concept of emerging when you need a package, there 
really isn't much more to admining a Gentoo box.  Except oh yes almost 
forgot, manually editing config files ;)

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