[PlanetCCRMA] I removed one too many things!

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Fri Aug 8 09:19:01 2003

Does apt-get have a search function like Portage/emerge?

emerge -S penguin

would return everything that has penguin in it's package description.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> [mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU]On Behalf Of Mark Knecht
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 6:58 AM
> To: PlanetCCRMA
> Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] I removed one too many things!
> Hi,
>    I have a old RH8 test machine here in my office that I use for first
> installs of new software so that I won't hose up my important
> machines. This
> box ran out of disk space yesterday, so using synaptic I started 'cleaning
> up'. Looks like I went a bit far. Now KDE won't start. ;-)
>    I could rebuild the machine in RH9, and that would be no big
> deal, but I
> thought I'd at least scope out how to fix the current machine.
>    apt-get still runs from the command line, and I seem to have Internet
> access as 'apt-get update', so presumably I could do installs
> from a console
> and run again. I tried some simple stuff, like 'apt-get install kde' but
> just came up with kde not being a package.
>    Where is the file on my machine that shows the list of packages in
> Fernando's database? I presume I can read this with vi or cat?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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