So far, it seems that the best way to install packages without losing your head on Linux is to use
apt-get install <package>. This is because the command pulls all dependencies along with it. If I choose to stick with
dpkg --install <package> for installing packages on my machine, which means I probably downloaded the package – how can I ensure that I do not miss any dependent packages?
For things like
libelf1, are there websites that carry source disk containing these nice-to-haves, and in fact carry bundled modules to make updates easier? Again, so I don't miss the packages that
libelf needs, like