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Old 06-18-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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apt-get upgrade


On the Damn Small Linux site is stated:

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Notes on using apt-get:
DSL is based on Debian, so it is possible to use apt-get after a hard drive install once the dpkg database is restored.

Now for the warning:
Damn Small is not derived purely from Debian, if you 'apt-get install' the wrong application you may break something, for instance, the X servers
If you want an easy and compact way to get Debian on your hard drive check out Bonzai
I've already installed DSL on an old computer. I want to have a compact distribution that runs on this old pc, but has also the possibility to upgrade stuff easily. I looked at this Bonzai but didn't see a boot floppy for it, which I need to have since my BIOS can not boot from cd. I like what I've seen so far from DSL, so I would like to keep it. Can somebody provide me with a complete list of apps I shouldn't upgrade through apt-get?
 
Old 06-18-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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I am not sure that there is a complete list, I know that they have some problems if they involve X. I would check out thier .dsl, .uci etc packages first since they have many to choose from. Sorry I dont have the answer you were looking for but I havent had any major problems with anything from apt-get yet.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:04 PM   #3
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Stupid me, I never checked to see if there are specific DSL packages.
Ok, so now I know there are.
Setting the repositories in the /etc/sources.list is done the same way as in debian?
Since I'm totally new to any Debian-based distro, would you mind posting your sources.list here? It's always easier to start from an example.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 07:11 PM   #4
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hmm... I have never used Debian itself. In DSL it is located in /etc/apt/sources.list . I just reinstalled with a new frugal install so I dont have anything besides the default to post. If you plan on using apt-get in adition to or instead of dsl packages you can use synaptic also. After enabling apt-get you can do the following:

edit sources.list to get the "Testing" sources, do this in your terminal

cd /etc/apt/
vi sources.list
remove the # on the testing line
and make a # on the stable

then
apt-get update
apt-get install "name of the program"

Since Sarge has become stable there has supposedly has been some trouble. If you have trouble than you can use the older Woody release packages.
In your /etc/apt/sources.list, change where it says "stable" to "oldstable" and then run apt-get update.

Hope some of this helps.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 04:59 AM   #5
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In DSL it is located in /etc/apt/sources.list
Sorry, in Debian it is also located there. Typo in my previous message.

Anyway, this really helps me.
Do you update or install applications using apt-get? Or by using myDSL. I've read some info about it but have not tried it yet.

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Old 06-19-2005, 12:22 PM   #6
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For the most part I use the dsl packages, because for the most part they have everything that I need. I have used apt-get in certain instances though such as getting gcc & make for school.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:35 PM   #7
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What do you mean by the dsl packages?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:53 PM   #8
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I just meant the .dsl, .uci and the tar.gz applications in the dsl repository.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...mnsmall/mydsl/

There is also the testing repository.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...mydsl_testing/
 
Old 06-19-2005, 04:15 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot for the links.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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Your welcome, I hope it helps. I also hope you enjoy dsl so we can get this section of the forums going more.
 
  


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