[maemo-users] Searching in the app manager

From: Paul Hartman paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jun 9 19:55:06 EEST 2010
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Dawid Lorenz <adl at adl.pl> wrote:
> On 9 June 2010 17:37, Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+maemo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In general I find it to be MUCH faster and easier to just go to xterm
>> and do "apt-cache search foo" rather than deal with application
>> manager and all of its monumental slowness.
> That's so true.. yet isn't that manual installation via apt-get does some
> things slightly different than installing via app manager, hence sometimes
> things get broken or device isn't able to upgrade to the next major PR1.x
> release?
> Not sure what exactly I am talking about here, to be honest, but I'm fairly
> sure I've seen it somewhere that installing apps via apt-get might cause
> trouble in long run.

Well I was specifically talking about searching with apt-cache search,
which should be read-only and perfectly safe, I think. Of course, if
you find the package and want to install it using the application
manager for that then it probably would have been just as easy to
search in application manager in the first place. :)

I believe application manager only looks at packages with "user"
classification while apt-get will give you access to everything, which
can give you more power (installing things which are not listed in app
manager or upgrading installed libraries, for example) but with great
power comes great responsibility. :) You can also remove important
things that way and generally "break things"...
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