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Old 01-22-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
lenou
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apt aptitude commands not working - how to install packages w/ damn small linux?


hi: I have hd install of Damn Small Linux on a Dell pentium 233 mhz 64 MB RAM.
I am in the process of installing xampp (lampp) server and I need additional security applications such as rc.firewall which I was told could be found in dsl-dpkg.dsl
I downloaded dsl-dpkg.dsl to /tmp
now I want to install the package to see what's in it (it is compressed)
I tried
apt-get & aptitude commands and they do not work in DSL (or are not in my system),

Does anyone know how to install packages in Damn Small Linux?
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hi,

Never used DSL before but since it's Debian based it should have dpkg on board. Try:
Code:
dpkg -i dsl-dpkg.dsl
and post errors if any here.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
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thanks, close but not dice :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricTRA View Post
Hi,

Never used DSL before but since it's Debian based it should have dpkg on board. Try:
Code:
dpkg -i dsl-dpkg.dsl
and post errors if any here.

Kind regards,

Eric
thanks for the idea,

As root, I entered:
dpkg -i /tmp/dsl-dpkg.dsl

and I got:

bash: dpkg: command not found,

?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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DSL does not have native support for Debian packages, it has it's own extension system
called MyDSL. The file you have is a MyDSL extension to install the debian packaging tools.
There should be a menu entry under Internet that says 'Enable apt-get'. Clicking this will download and install that file automatically. Alternatively, clicking on the file you have from dfm should install it.
 
  


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