Ubuntu 7.04, or Feisty Fawn as it’s known to it’s friends, has added a neat upgrade to the apt-get tool. For those who don’t know, apt-get is the tool Ubuntu uses to install and remove software. A small problem in the past has been trying to figure out what the name of the package required was.
In Feisty Fawn, if you try to run a command that isn’t installed a small message will be displayed telling you how to install it! The software has to be in your repository, so typing notepad and expecting it to tell you to
apt-get install windows isn’t going to happen!
This morning I needed to update my local WPMU work area so …
$ svn update
The program 'svn' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install subversion
apt-get moo still works too! 🙂