i have never noticed any difference when installing programs from the terminal, synaptic, or software managers, but i sure have seen a lot of posts that indicate they function differently. the formal 'how to' for the main edition doesn't indicate that; i get the following error when trying to do it their way:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 65, in <module>
if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 630, in add_source_from_line
(deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 47, in expand_ppa_line
sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir("Dir::Etc::sourceparts")
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Config'
i think the majority of the reason why my trying to add a ppa from some website like banshee never worked is because i never guessed the correct version of ubuntu that corresponds to lmde xfce.
what about removing stuff from lmde xfce? will the apt-get autoclean and/or autoremove options work for us? in the past (before i didn't mind crashing the system each week) i just used the synaptic manager to hack away at everything from pulseaudio (which i still don't have a full answer to) to mintupload and a slew of things that looked like they would never be needed (bluetooth!!). perhaps using bleachbit (which i think will be used eventually anyway just to remove temp files) would be a better way?
is there something different for compiling tarballs in lmde xfce?? let's just say my attempt was a fiasco of restarting the compile process, install something via apt-get, .... and even tho it seemed to finish ok, i could never get it to fire up.
thanks very much!
novice pc user just trying to make mint work for me