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Old 01-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
liabilly
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Complete Debian CD install later?


I've been unable to find a matching thread anywhere, after multiple searches on different days, so I've decided to open a thread:
My questions seems very basic to me – can I install further software/packages from Debian install CDs (Wheezy) later, after having completed the "basic" installation (CD 1) ?
My system is stuck in a state where the common package managers (apt, dpkg) don't work properly (there is no better way to describe it), and I haven't been able to find out what the next step is.
Most common for me, is getting the message that packages couldn't be installed because they depended on other, presumably basic, packages.

Please at least point me in the right direction if you're not going to give me a full answer.
Thank You!
 
Old 01-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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We really need to see the actual error messages.

Do you have an internet connection?

What is the content of your /etc/apt/sources.list?
 
Old 01-07-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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just a guess seeing as there is very little to go on

the default install uses online repos to update/upgrade the 7.7 install disk
now a install CD is TINY , there is not much software on it to install
it is only 650 MB

the guess is this
you installed it , during the install the online repos were used and part way through the install the network connection was turned off

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My system is stuck in a state where the common package managers (apt, dpkg) don't work properly
please post the ERROR you are getting

i set up Debian WITH a real "root "user
Code:
su -
( type in the root password  )
apt-get update 
---- then ---
apt-get upgrade

Last edited by John VV; 01-07-2015 at 01:47 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 06:52 PM   #4
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Thank you!

Just wanted to make clear that my install wasn't interrupted. I only did the first disc (yes, the 650MB one), and no net install.

This is an example for what I get as output:


Quote:
root@******:/home/*****# apt-get install cups cups-client "foomatic-db*"
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'foomatic-db-compressed-ppds' for regex 'foomatic-db*'
Note, selecting 'foomatic-db' for regex 'foomatic-db*'
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cups : Depends: libslp1 but it is not installable
Depends: poppler-utils (>= 0.12) but it is not installable
Depends: ghostscript (>= 9.02~) but it is not installable
Depends: ssl-cert (>= 1.0.11) but it is not installable
Depends: cups-filters but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: foomatic-filters (>= 4.0) but it is not installable
Recommends: printer-driver-gutenprint but it is not installable
Recommends: ghostscript-cups (>= 9.02~) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Is my situation really that uncommon?
Btw. if it was stupid to finish the install after CD 1, it is possible for me to start from scratch. But I was deliberately trying to start out with a sparse setup in order to build from there (and learn!)

OK and here my apt/sources.list


Quote:
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20141018-13:06]/ wheezy main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20141018-13:06]/ wheezy main

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main

# wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install. The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.
#
# deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main
# deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
 
Old 01-08-2015, 05:35 AM   #5
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Just a note on behalf of liabilly, his reply is pending approval.
 
Old 01-08-2015, 11:04 AM   #6
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It looks like you don't have the necessary packages on your one CD. I get the impression you either don't have or don't want network access on this machine, so get some get some additional debian CDs/DVDs then add them to your sources.list with:

Code:
apt-cdrom add
FYI every package listed in the apt output is on CD 2 of the amd64 release
 
Old 01-08-2015, 02:08 PM   #7
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@Daws:
I think this is what I was looking for, or at least close!
I will try this lead in peace and report back when and if I have success.
Thank you!
 
Old 01-09-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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If you have an internet connection, comment out this line
Quote:
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20141018-13:06]/ wheezy main
making it
Quote:
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20141018-13:06]/ wheezy main
Then run
Quote:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
Also you're missing security updates
Take a look here, this is what you should have.
Quote:
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20141018-11:53]/ wheezy main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20141018-11:53]/ wheezy main

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

wheezy-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
 
  


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