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Re: [school-discuss] Re: LyX


Didn't know that about debian

Will get my people to install the 7 downloaded CDs and check it out.

Looks way better than RedHat cuz I had to do the same thing "manually"
using rpmfind.net

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 08:09, Randy Edwards wrote:
>     I don't mean to be too snobbish or to start a distro war, but I have to 
> comment on this thread.  I'm pretty amazed at all the headaches you're going 
> through just to install LyX (I mean, it's a popular and near-standard 
> package, right?!).  If we were to expect a normal teacher to do this, Linux 
> wouldn't be used in many places.
>     Wouldn't it be worth it to install apt-get (or is it called apt-rpm?) 
> for Red Hat?  It's available, and it's simpler to install than the troubles 
> you're going through now.
>     I'll be blunt; I'm partial to Debian and Debian-based distros for three 
> reasons: 1) Debian maintains that militant free software ethos that I find 
> appealing; 2) Debian has a simply massive amount of software packages for 
> it; and 3) its package tools -- apt-get and dpkg -- are slick and painless 
> to use.
>     Sure, some people complain about Debian's install (the next version will 
> fix that), but some Debian-based distros (e.g. LibraNet, Morphix, etc.) are 
> just as easy to install as Red Hat.
>     This is what I'd do to install LyX the hard way (from the command line) 
> on Debian:
> root@mammon.golgotha.net
> [~] # apt-get install lyx
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>    libaiksaurus-data libaiksaurus0c102 libforms1 libtiff-tools lyx-xforms
> Suggested packages:
>    chktex nowebm
> Recommended packages:
>    lyx-qt sgmltools-lite linuxdoc-tools tex4ht hevea tth gnuhtml2latex wv
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>    libaiksaurus-data libaiksaurus0c102 libforms1 libtiff-tools lyx lyx-xforms
> 0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 28 not upgraded.
> Need to get 2259kB of archives.
> After unpacking 5612kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
>     and of course I'd have to smack ENTER.
>     Again, I apologize if this sounds nasty.  Perhaps if someone has never 
> used Debian nor its 10000+ software packages and *.deb packaging system, 
> it'll generate some interest.


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