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How do you get stated in the Linux community?
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Bazza
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi nelz...

> That's what package managers are for, users shouldn't
> have to worry about dependencies.

Do they ALWAYS work? ;oD

Nuff said...
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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing always works, but if you stick to installing from packages for your distro, you should have a relatively pain free experience as someone else has to worry about dependencies.
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Bazza
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi nelz...

> "relatively pain free experience"...

OK nuff said...

OK, LXF, take note of any users on here that have update/new
install packages that fail like this "relatively pain free" one...

http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11697
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did say relatively. There are broken packages and broken repositories out there, but with a well maintained distro this should happen rarely.

Even that example you posted was fairly easy to fix, requiring the forced installation of a couple of packages to deal with the breakage, although the consensus was to switch to a better distro.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in terms of the community I have managed to get around ten friends to use linux for around 75% of their computing and assisted mates who have attempted linux but got in to troubles (mostly with laptop's wifi drivers!)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I write applets for Awn (Avant Window Navigator), and have begun (where possible) to release the applets in another form for those that don't use Awn.
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