Re: [SLUG] newsreaders

From: Matthew Rogers (
Date: Wed Mar 12 2008 - 15:46:28 EST

Sounds like you need to

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

before you

apt-get install pan


Eben King wrote:
> 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.
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