Originally posted by HappyTux
It installed fine so I am not really sure what you meant above by apt-get install apt-file not working.
it didn't work fine at first attempt.
then I got the
Media Change: Please insert the disc labelled
'Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r0a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20050607)'
in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter
message, after I tried apt-get install apt-file the first time.
Then I googled a bit, and found this forum, I tried succesfully the solution with placing the # in the /etc/apt/sources.list file.
After that, did the apt-get update, then apt-get install apt-file.
I had nearly the same problem as revenge80200,
except that apt-get install apt-file didn't work here.
it worked fine after placing the # and doing apt-get update as HappyTux suggested
maybe I should have been more clearer that it didnt'work at first attempt, and worked fine later.
mayb I should have replied a message at all, but I did it because in a forum, it's as noobie (such as I am) when you have a problem, nice to know that the solution someone gave, helped someone else.