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I've just installed the X Window System in my computer, from the X.org source. How can I add the apt-get package? How can I find and install all the dependencies ...
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    Installing apt-get


    I've just installed the X Window System in my computer, from the X.org source. How can I add the apt-get package? How can I find and install all the dependencies (packages) to make it work?

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    Um, what distro are you using? Debian, ubuntu, mepis, already have apt-get install.
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    Don't have any yet. I'm working with a primitive X terminal that comes with Xorg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drimades
    Don't have any yet. I'm working with a primitive X terminal that comes with Xorg.
    But that is running on an operating system.
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    what distro are you working with not just the Linux kernel. sometimes if you dont know it can be found in /etc/issue but this is not always the case for all distros but it may work on yours.

    ps type as root apt-get in the command line you might see that it is already installed if you are using a debian based distro. if not you have package managers that dont require you to install apt-get.
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    You need to be running a distro!!! Sometime uname -a can give us a clue
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    Doing uname -a from my shell I get:

    Linux (none) 2.6.16.18 #1 Fri Feb 9 17:11:10 CET 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

    Is there any alternative to apt-get that I can install easily? The idea is to install a package manager and then to add other applications compiling and building from source (KDE, etc.).

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    we are telling you that if its debian based apt-get is installed by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drimades
    Is there any alternative to apt-get that I can install easily? The idea is to install a package manager and then to add other applications compiling and building from source (KDE, etc.).
    apt-get is best package manager. you dont need any other package manager.
    type 'apt' and hit TAB key twice. whats the output?
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