Or rather – “why does a package not work as it is supposed to be ?”
Today I tried to install a text mode satellite tracking program under Ubuntu. It installs fine and starts up, asking for some initial data (“this is the first time….”). I enter the data, the program exits. Sounds ok. The screen (window) looks strange, I restart the program : “this is the first time …”
I do not know what is wrong, something is incompatible. Probably the modifications used by the distribution.
When I get time I will look into it, for now that will have to wait. But it is annoying.