Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 00:28:01 -0600 (CST) From: Havoc Pennington <hp@Mcs.Net> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Announce: gnome-apt 0.3 Hi, gnome-apt the Debian package manager is now packaged up. You can grab the latest version by adding this line to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://www.debian.org/~mblevin/apt gnome-apt Then apt-get update and apt-get install gnome-apt. Of course you'll need to have apt-get installed. This will fetch all the .99.x Gnome .debs gnome-apt depends on, newer version of the apt libraries, etc. Mitch Blevins did a great job on the package and things seem to work well. If you prefer to compile from scratch (if you're using tarballs or CVS for Gnome, you will probably have to) see the instructions on the gnome-apt web site, http://www.debian.org/~hp/gnome-apt.html This release should be very usable overall, with no show-stopping glitches. There are two annoying bugs I already know about: libgnomeui's popup menu support was busted between Jan 15 and Jan 19, when the debian packages were made; this results in massive warnings from Gtk and the popup menu behaves badly. However all functionality is also available from the main menus. Bug #2 is in libapt-pkg, and results in some sort of infinite loop when doing a text search for a package. Otherwise you should be able to update, upgrade, browse and install/remove packages with ease and grace. Upgrade from dselect today! Please send bugs to email@example.com. You might check the web site first to see if the bug is known. Havoc -- FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions at http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq To unsubscribe: mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "unsubscribe" as the Subject.