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Old 09-17-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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debian rocks..

Did my first install of Debian last night. I've been puttering around with linux here and there for a year or so, going from Mandrake 8 -> RH -> EvilEntity -> RH 9 -> Debian.

RH9 was a piece of cake install, but it came out as being a big fat cow. I kept running into dependency problems so I decided to just install everything off the 3 CDs and it took forever.

With Debian.. did a netinstall. Took me 30 minutes to download the CD, burned the .iso, ran through the basic install and didn't choose dselect or the other package selecter.

Run the basic, log in as root then a few apt-gets got me just what I wanted.

Did run into a little XFree config issue but that was my fault and didn't take too long to fix.

Now if I can get those wireless network drivers working ok I'll be one seriously happy camper.
Old 09-17-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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hehe =)
Old 09-17-2003, 02:31 PM   #3
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Well maybe I should clarify and say that apt-get rocks.
Old 09-17-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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Debian I've had some problems with, it was really hard for me to "dist upgrade "it online over the net, and when i tried to install kde following these instructions:
I ran into some problems with my version of debian (sid).

Also, I also had problems with X at first, it set up my mouse wrong, i've never had it do that in redhat or anything.

Now that debian is working i'm happy with it, but apt-get isn't perfect. It keeps trying to install woody packages and it can't even though I told it not to, and I have to go a more manual way, such as instead of apt-get install kdebase, it's apt-get install konqueror, ksysguard (I really had problems with this), kicker, etc. Debian finally installed them all at once, I can't remember what I did though. With woody I just changed the sources to the packages on the kde website, but using debians system it was hard, and for some reason they don't have the kdebase core pacakges at their website:

Everything but kdebase core packages for 3.1, but they do have the core packages for kdelibs and what not.

Also, i've never been able to install anything from source using apt-get.
Old 09-21-2003, 01:57 AM   #5
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kidicarus, you must have woody sources.list instead of Sid sources. And you need the correct KDE source list also to get the right ones.


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