Re: Frustrated trying to install missing functions
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 07:56:10 +0200
In comp.os.linux.misc John Hasler <email@example.com>:
> Clifford Stern writes:
>> My efforts to get around this by using RPM files have been spectacularly
> That's not surprising, as Lindows is based on Debian and uses Debian's dpkg
> package manager, not Red Hat's RPM. Their "Click and Run" thing is just a
> thin GUI over Debian's Apt library.
> Google for reports on installing Debian packages on Lindows.
> Or just scrap Lindows and install Debian. If you need a fancy install get
> Ubuntu or Libranet. Both are based on Debian.
Or use "synaptics" or so on Debian as fancy GUI front-end to apt.
In any case, he should get rid of Lindows first, it's IIRC one of
those brain dead distro running anything as root? A security
nightmare. Perhaps he could try one of the numerous rpm based
distro, Fedora Core, Mandrake, Suse and alike.
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