apt-get is not my favorite application (part 2)
In another nutshell:
# apt-get install fvwm ... Suggested packages: fvwm-themes m4 menu wm-icons imlib-progs Recommended packages: fvwm-icons imlib11 ...
So I abort the apt-get when offered the chance, because I want the useful bits too.
# apt-get install fvwm fvwm-icons imlib11 fvwm-themes m4 menu wm-icons
Package fvwm-themes is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
E: Package fvwm-themes has no installation candidate
# apt-get install fvwm fvwm-icons imlib11 m4 menu wm-icons imlib-progs
Package imlib-progs is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package imlib-progs has no installation candidate
apt-get and the Ubuntu/Debian packaging system: please stop
suggesting and recommending things that I can't actually install.
And if you must have these problems, please report them all at
once, not in a drip by drip, one by one Chinese water torture.
While I am griping, it would be nice if
apt-get had a command-line
option for 'install the recommended and/or suggested packages too'.
(You really need two options, one for recommended, one for suggested.)
(All of these packages come from the official Ubuntu package system.)