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Old 12-08-2002, 11:09 AM   #1
MikeeX
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Couple Questions about Debian


I mainly use Slackware, but I want to give Debian a shot. I have downloaded the 'vanilla' cd iso. I heard this is a good ISO to get if you need alot of driver support? So I downloaded it. Now is it recommend to also download Disk 6 and 7 ISO? That just has loads of software packages correct? Which might be a good idea to get...

One more question. I went to check out the 'packages' section on the debian .org website. Files end in .deb, how do I go about installing those packages??

Thanks for any help you can provide
 
Old 12-08-2002, 12:05 PM   #2
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If you need the newest drivers for the install the bf2.4 ISO might be what you need.But any ISO that gets you started should be ok.About installing debs:There is a lot of different ways to do this.First of all you will have a a source list under /etc/apt/sources.list That list tells the program you use where to look for .deb's.That can be various websites or cd's or a combination.For installing you got various options.You can just do 'apt-get install foo' and that installs foo and the dependencies.There are also dpkg,dselect and aptitude for terminal tools.With the x server up you have more frontends like synaptic and others.I can't really help you with the cd's because I use a minimal (30mb ISO) for network installation.But you can fetch all you need from the net - no need to d/l all the ISO's.

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Old 12-08-2002, 12:21 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for your time. Vanilla is already downloaded, im gettin disc 6 and 7 as well. While i'm on this connection.

Thanks for the info!
 
Old 12-08-2002, 12:39 PM   #4
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Hold your horses - If you want the most important packages download diisc 1 and 2 .The software is on the discs according to imortance and/or popularity.The most important stuff is on disc1,then disc2.I don't know how many discs the whole stuff consists of.Think its somewhere around 8000 packages.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:41 PM   #5
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if this system is going to be on a fast connection you can just do a basic install then grab the rest from the net.

su
apt-get install xmms

or if you like gui then grab a copy of synaptic

su
apt-get install synaptic

this is a nice frontend to apt-get
 
Old 12-09-2002, 08:26 PM   #6
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If you want to add the cd (6 & 7) after you installed, you just run the command "apt-cdrom add"
 
  


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