View Full Version : so yeah, my experience with ubuntu so far....

July 18th, 2006, 12:41 PM
god.. this is a decent distro, but alot of packages are missing or not even installed by default that very well should be.

this is only day two.. and i'm still in the: Install this, oh no.. it needs part 1,2,3,4 as dependencies.. get part one.. OH NO, it needs A B and C to function, get a, OH NO.. it needs X and Y to function

repeat ad nasueam.

its actually getting pretty damn old.

July 18th, 2006, 12:47 PM
There are 3rd party procucts to help you with ths initial bit, should you choose to use them.
Automatix, (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=77)
Easy Ubuntu, (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=86)
Bumps (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=143)

Plus, just to add, there are good reasons for most of this stuff not being on a default install, not least of which are legal issues. Anyway, hope the above is useful.

Sonic Alpha
July 18th, 2006, 12:48 PM
What are you using to install packages? Synaptic usually tells you if something has dependencies and adds them to the install list.

Downloading them from a site and then installing, however, can be a real pain (even more so when you don't have a net connection).

For your initial set up, you want to try something like EasyUbuntu, or Automatix (I recommend this), as they'll take a lot of hard work out of things. (Both linked above)

July 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
If you want help it would be a good idea to tell us what you are trying to do.

July 18th, 2006, 12:54 PM
no help needed.. just annoyed with all the install crud.

July 18th, 2006, 12:58 PM
This belongs in the cafe. Also, since the OP's main purpose in posting was to blow off some steam rather than to get help I think the reason for this thread's existence has been satisfied.