>>>>> "JohnG" <jgitz@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> "Jorgen Grahn" <grahn+nntp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Are you sure the attempt to install Opera (via a .deb, I assume)
>> gave /no/ hints whatsoever about which dependencies were
>> On my system, I am told the exact name of the package that's
>> missing, and can install it with a simple 'apt-get install foo'. If
>> not, it's Opera's fault.
> The problem I have is that each missing package also needs other packages
> you don't find out about until you try the install the listed ones.
That's exactly what APT resolves for you.