Re: [SLUG] newsreaders

From: Eben King (
Date: Tue Mar 18 2008 - 15:32:20 EST

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Ron Youvan wrote:

>> I'm thinking I'll go for Pan. Its home page (
>> proclaims it to be "a newsreader for GNOME". Will it work without GNOME?
>> Anyone use it that way? I use no environment, fvwm2 alone.
> pan does not require gnome! It has about 3 dependencies that
> most later day distributions already have.
> I have been using it since Slackware dropped gnome, but I
> do miss many of those programs. The things that all you to
> install gnome got me in trouble twice, so I'll wait on that.

Urk. My apt is messed up -- I asked Synaptic to install Pan, and it
presented me with a dialog box:

> To be removed
   [68 packages]
> To be installed
   [50-some packages]
> To be upgraded
   [30-some packages]

[Cancel] [OK]

No thanks, I'll go for source.

That is, unless there's an apt wizard in the audience.

-eben   QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

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