View Full Version : How do you prefer to install apps on a new system?

October 16th, 2010, 12:48 AM

October 16th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I use tasksel on Debian, apt-get on Ubuntu.

October 16th, 2010, 12:52 AM
OP, you forgot gdebi.

October 16th, 2010, 12:54 AM
OP, you forgot gdebi.

And Software Centre.

October 16th, 2010, 12:56 AM
OP, you forgot gdebi.

And Software Centre.
hmm. maybe I should have changed synaptic to GUI apps....

October 16th, 2010, 01:00 AM
OP, you forgot gdebi.

Most likely old news, but I noticed that gdbi is not being used, instead Software Center opens to install packages.
Not sure if I really like that idea:???:

October 16th, 2010, 01:11 AM
I think it works out nicely in practice.

October 16th, 2010, 03:30 AM
I usually use the Software Centre.

If I need to though, I will use apt-get, and hope there's well-versed instructions for my newbie brain to wrap around.

October 16th, 2010, 03:35 AM
depends on the distro. For ubuntu, a terminal apt-get out of pure habit or laziness.

October 16th, 2010, 03:45 AM
sudo apt-get install software_centre

October 16th, 2010, 03:56 AM
I have a bash script which copies a bunch of important files across (mainly config files like .bashrc) and grabs a list of installed packages (dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall) which I run before I do a re-install, then I have another script which just replaces the aforementioned files and installs the list of packages via dpkg --set-selections.

October 16th, 2010, 04:33 AM
I vote for dpkg --get selections, because that is the method my Umarks (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13153/) extension uses.

October 16th, 2010, 04:36 AM
I have no real preference. I use apt-get/aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Center. I don't really know what determines which one I decide to use.

October 16th, 2010, 04:49 AM
You forgot software centre. I am still a noob in command line and always use software centre.It is safer this way. But sometime I get my hand a little dirty and try apt-get but not too successful and end up with broken dependencies.

October 16th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Software center usually. I normally only use apt-get or add repo's when I want a newer version than is in the usc, or an app that isn't in the usc.

October 16th, 2010, 05:00 AM
i like to use apt-get the most.
sometimes use synaptic,
once in a great while software center..
but apt-get is my favorite i think..