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Old 09-15-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
ninadb
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Successfully installed debian-how to add packages


Hi

Finally I installed Debian woody on my pc.

now I have Win98/slack91 and Debian woody on my PC with

some more space remaining for may be 1 more distro


my debian install went very well without any problems

There was a slight problem when it asked to create a boot floppy as I thnk all my floppies where corrupted.

The other problem was when dselect showed me a list of numerous packages and i was really confused as to what to do and hence I quit and rebooted.

After booting into debian I found that it is the base system
This does not include even midnight commander

Now i need to install the software I need namely X/mpg123/
etc

How do i go about this?

Please note that I have all the 7 cds of woody
and apt get has configured the same by scnning them during installation


Thanks

Ninad
 
Old 09-15-2004, 03:28 AM   #2
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apt-get install <package> ought to work. If you have the dpkg file right on hand (on the CD) and don't want to go through apt-get, dpkg -i <filename> should do the trick.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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Why are you using Debian Woody? In my opinion, it is incredibly out of date and better used on servers than on home computers.

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Under netinst image, choose your architecture, and then it will download a 100 MB ISO. Then reboot and install this, then reboot again and choose desktop environment, and it will automatically download x and kde and gnome and quite a few other things. This is Debian Sarge, which is currently in testing but is quite stable and newer. Some programs won't even run on a 2.2 kernel, which is what woody uses. Sarge currently uses a 2.4 kernel.
 
  


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