Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 21 2005,06:46
Last time I used Synaptic I just:
1) Connected to the Internet
2) Chose the Synaptic menu option in DSL.
3) Pressed the "Update" button (NOT "Upgrade")
and it worked fine.
For example, try to install XGalaga from the Synaptic program.
However, depending on your chosen program to be installed, Synaptic/Apt-get will determine that dependencies are needed to properly install the program.
If it decides to install any XWindows type packages in order to do this, it will break your DSL XWindows server.
There are ways around this. You can install the XFree86.dsl extension, for example.
Or you can manually download the *.deb program from the Debian website and then force an installation from the command line using
dpkg -i filename.deb
I think there is a "force" flag that can be added. You will need to read the dpkg man page or maybe type dpkg --help for more information.