Re: .deb / dpkg for dummies
- From: Glenn English <ghe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:02:08 -0700
On Nov 28, 2011, at 11:26 AM, Piotr Wydymus wrote:
At first, hello everyone - I subscribed yesterday.
Hi, Piotr, and welcome.
Sorry, but manpages are long, complicated and discouraging for newbies.
No, manpages aren't for newbies. But they aren't for oldbies either -- they're intended as reminders for when you already know what a command is for, but can't quite remember the correct syntax. They're great for that, but can be less than optimal for learning.
It's definitely better to recommend some simple web guide first. What develops curiosity in linux word is success IMO.
I've learned a lot from Martin Krafft's book, "The Debian System." It's not a website, and it's a little long in the tooth, but it has a lot of good info on the apt/dpkg/.deb collection (among other things). Apt doesn't seem to have changed significantly since the book was written.
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