[ale] Debian. Grr.

Joe Knapka jknapka at kneuro.net
Mon Feb 23 15:42:58 EST 2004

Bjorn, this has to be one the all-time most useful responses
I've ever received. Thanks.

-- Joe

Bjorn Dittmer-Roche <bjorn at sccs.swarthmore.edu> writes:

> On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Joe Knapka wrote:

>> [snip Debian suckage]

> okay, the simple reason for that is that dselect sucks. You should avoid
> it.
> Instead, install by hand using apt-get later, because
> apt-get rocks. Here's how:
> 1. edit your /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the internet, not the CD's.
> 2. run
> # apt-get update
> 3. use
> # apt-cache search WHATEVER
> to figure out the package names of the software you want.
> 4. run
> # apt-get install package1 package2 ....
> to install the stuff you want.> 5. After editing your sources file to point to the internet, routinely run
> # apt-get update
> # apt-get -u upgrade
> to keep your system up to date.

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