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Old 10-01-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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Get pkgs (xFree86) installed from cmd line


I installed Debain 3.0 R1 on my Thinkpad with only the first CD because that was all I had at the time. Now that I have the other 6 CDs I want to install all the goodies (xFree86, KDE, MySQL, etc)

How can I get this going from command line?

I am having trouble with apt and dselect.

I put the CD in, did a

apt-cdrom add

which seemed to work good, but then with DSelect, I got lost. I don't want to have to go through ever package and make sure I get every dependency etc.

Any suggestions?
Old 10-01-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Try apt-get -s install x-window-system kde and look at the recommends and suggests, you will most likely want all the recommends and some of the suggests. If you cannot figure out what you want post the part of the suggests and recommends from the command above you have to remove the -s for apt to actually do the install and any extra packages you want simply put on the end of the command line. You may also want to use aptitude to install your packages it is better than dselect or so I have heard.
Old 10-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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apt-get -s install x-window-system kde worked fine ( think)

Then I did that without the -s to install and after it ask me "are you sure?"
It gave me the errors;

hdc: cdrom_decode_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: cdrom_decode_status: error=0x30
hdc: ATAPI reset complete
end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc) sector 1165320

That will keep repeating until I ctrl+C it.

The CD is in the drive and is mounted to /cdrom


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