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    Cool Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    opinions and "why"

    reason for asking is I've had mixed results using either one......but mostly serious issues updating via synaptic

    so thought I would put the question to the "Guru's" here

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    What is the question? And why Ubuntu+1 ?

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    because all the issues I've currently had have been with 14.04, and YES I do know we are still in 'Alpha' or whatever they want to call it

    and sorry, probably not so much a question, rather gathering opinions of people to which/why they prefer one way over another

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    well I use the update manager now and again to check it works

    mostly I use a terminal but I do install synaptic in the first round of installing on any new install

    I don't use the software centre thing

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    I use synaptic due to shear laziness more than anything else. Once I have synaptic open, I only have to enter my password once, then leave it open for the rest of the session. No having to open a terminal and typing:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and then typing:

    Code:
    apt-get upgrade
    Three or four clicks, and I'm done.
    Last edited by cariboo907; February 7th, 2014 at 05:52 PM.

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    I use the command line just to keep the commands fresh in my mind. I'm not a guru at CLI, but I like to do what I can.
    "Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    @cariboo907, But isn't keeping Synaptic open (after signing in) then any different from having a gksudo nautilus window open? My understanding was that having GUI-based stuff running with root permission isn't something to be done lightly.

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    Greetings,
    I use the command line. I also use sudo with wreckless abandon. I've been installing and recovering various systems since the 80's so it doesn't matter to me what the results are. Only one reinstall on Trusty so far!
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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    Thanks guys for your answers, certainly seems a cross section, I guess "what suits you" is how you do it

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    Re: Synaptic V 'Command line' ie sudo apt-get update

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I use synaptic due to shear laziness more than anything else. Once I have synaptic open, I only have to enter my password once, then leave it open for the rest of the session. No having to open a terminal and typing:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and then typing:

    Code:
    apt-get upgrade
    Three or four clicks, and I'm done.
    Aren't you wearing your keyboard & fingers out needlessly? ctrl-alt-t then up arrow until the commands come up? Well, unless you're using terminal quite a lot. I tend to use Synaptic in the perhaps-mistaken belief that Synaptic does a better job of tracking changes than Update-Manager. I don't know how apt-get compares.

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