Mepis + apt = Working On Easy Street - page 4
Mepis and apt
After I loaded Mepis Linux on my old 266 Mhz laptop, I wanted to go ahead and update everything, so it was up to date.
I opened an X-term and typed:
apt-get dutifully went out on the web and updated all the internal index lists on my laptop in preparation for loading package updates.
Next I typed:
Again, apt-get went through its paces checking installed versions against the latest ones on the various source sites.
Interestingly, OpenOffice.org wouldn't run off the live Mepis CD, but ran fine when loaded it on the hard-drive and upgraded to OOo version 1.1.2.
So, you can see that some packages didn't update. Maybe there weren't any new versions out. Or, it could be that the packages just haven't been updated in the Debian archives, quite yet.
There are literally tons of documentation that can show you every aspect of using apt on a Debian based machine. I used Mepis as a way to jump start the process of learning.
Now it's your turn. Robin Miller's latest book "Point and Click Linux" has a Mepis CD bundled in and is available through major book retailers. You could load Mepis and then upgrade with apt-get. I think you'll find it a worthwhile experience.
Rob Reilly is a consultant, writer, and commentator who advises clients on business & technology projects. His Linux, portable computing, and public speaking skills-related articles regularly appear in various high-end Linux and business media outlets. Send him a note or visit his Web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: CoreOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 and Ubuntu 14.10
- 5Linux Top 3: Debian Gives Up on Upstart, Ubuntu and Linux Kernel Updates