Iexpress wrote: ↑Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:28 amThank you for explaining, I was thinking the Linux versions would be different per architecture while the .deb files were in a same standard format and work across distributions being interpreted or processed the same way.
I'll check out the add/remove programs in Raspbian Stretch to see what is available.
Could there also be additional downloads available that don't show in the repository?
I noticed some .deb packages can be downloaded individually, will check for armhf versions.
There are a few I would like to install:
newfs_udf, udftools and one for setting up /dev/sr0 as a packet device that I can't remember the name of but creates a new device /dev/pktDVD0 I believe and links them together.
Thank you again.
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sudo apt-get update sudo.apt-get install synaptic
This is where it gets slightly confusing.
Iexpress wrote: ↑Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:20 pmGreat, thanks for explaining the difference between architectures.
I'm browsing packages.debian.org for armhf .deb packages and also wondered, are all the listed dependencies and libraries included in the main .deb or do the listed dependency libraries have to downloaded individually as well?
Doing this on a laptop to get packages to install via USB hard drive.
Would the dependencies and libraries already be installed? It would make it easier if the rependencies were included in the .deb.
I guess you’re thinking of AArch64 here, the 64bit v8 architecture and instruction set. So no, you can’t use that within Raspbian at the moment and possibly never. There are 64bit versions of assorted linuxes to try out if that is important to you.
That would be far too sensible an idea to ever get implemented.