It can get awkward at times, but it beats a sharp stick in the eye, none the less.
Hey - that's as good as I have ever had it. So far it appears to be working. I am collecting now - even got the new kernel - and see what it does on a real setup tonight.
And yes - if I do miss a dependency it should tell me what it is. I'll keep reporting...
Thanks for that.
For the kernel, be sure you have the proper -devel- package also. That's what installs all the driver modules in /lib/modules. Each kernel needs it's own -devel- package.
What I do is as follows:
- Change my synaptic settings to "keep all in cache"
- install an application
- fire up dolphin and go to /root/var/cache/apt/archives
- copy all rpm files into a directory on a ram stick.
After that I go back to synaptic:
- go to settings > preferences > files
- press "delete Cached Packaged Files"
- start installing the next application.
Doing it like that I got the devel package for the kernel as well. Haven't missed a dependency yet.
Reckon it's worth a "How to"?