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Old 07-31-2005, 02:13 AM   #1
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install debian 3.1


Hello iv ot my self a copy of debian 3.1 i installed the first cd no problem that does not seem to of installed hardly anything.Any way i have looked on the cd and found a lot of packages in a directory called pool ie a,b,c,d,x any way i do "apt-get install b"
I then get this error
reading package lists...done
building dependency tree...done
E:could'nt find package f
so im a little stuck my cd is mounted i can read from it just not install i have not used debian before but iv done some reading and was confident it uses apt-get can some one tell me what im doing wrong please
thanks nige
 
Old 07-31-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
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"Adding a CD-ROM to the sources.list file

If you'd rather use your CD-ROM for installing packages or updating your system automatically with APT, you can put it in your sources.list. To do so, you can use the apt-cdrom program like this:

# apt-cdrom add

with the Debian CD-ROM in the drive. It will mount the CD-ROM, and if it's a valid Debian CD it will look for package information on the disk. If your CD-ROM configuration is a little unusual, you can also use the following options:

-h - program help
-d directory - CD-ROM mount point
-r - Rename a recognized CD-ROM
-m - No mounting
-f - Fast mode, don't check package files
-a - Thorough scan mode

For example:

# apt-cdrom -d /home/kov/mycdrom add

You can also identify a CD-ROM, without adding it to your list:

# apt-cdrom ident

Note that this program only works if your CD-ROM is properly configured in your system's /etc/fstab."
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...n.html#s-cdrom
 
Old 07-31-2005, 02:58 AM   #3
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hello iv done "# apt-cdrom add"
i then went back to the pool directory cd x thendid "apt-get install x"
i got the same error as above
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:33 AM   #4
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its not that i would rather use my cdrom for installing package its just that i dont see any other way at the moment can any body tell me how to check if i have got kde installed i was sure when i was installing this version of debian it said installing "kdebase" so i have got it right? if i type "startx " i get error command not found so i assumed kde was not installed or x is simply not configured.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:43 AM   #5
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If you want to install xfree or kde and aren't sure if they are already installed type as root
Code:
apt-cache search kde xfree
Then you'll know how the packages are called. Then simply do
Code:
apt-get install "package-name"
and apt will tell you, if they are installed or otherwise will install them.
This will work only if you added the CDs correctly to your sources.list.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 06:47 AM   #6
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Hi,
To try to configure X :
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
You will then see, if you've got an error message, whether X is installed or not ..
Note that you may have kde installed, but not the xserver, in which case it would
not work, of course.

Hope that helps
 
Old 07-31-2005, 07:12 AM   #7
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it said kdegraphics -kde graphics metapackage
kgamma -gamma correction kcontrol module
is that good or bad
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Old 07-31-2005, 07:26 AM   #8
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Well that's not bad, you have got some parts of kde anyway..
No, I'm kidding.
As you are in a non-graphical environment I would suggest running aptitude
It's a bit tricky, try reading the 'help' provided, which is quite easy to understand.
If you don't want to be bothered, have a look in uninstalled packages (I think it
might be that, cause I have the French version), look at X11 : X-window system and
packages (or software) related to it. Go and install them, you can't be wrong. If there
are utilities you don't need, you could get rid of them afterwards (in KPackage or Synaptic)

Hope that helps.
cheers

Edit : after that try startx, if the resolution is bad then dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
 
Old 07-31-2005, 07:30 AM   #9
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hello i typed "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" and it told me "package xserver-xserver-xxfree86 is not installed and no info is available so it would seem x is not installed.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 07:34 AM   #10
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i tried this "apt-get install xfree86" the error message was
reading package lists..done
building dependency tree..done
E:couldnt find package xfrre86
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:05 AM   #11
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now using aptitude seems to be quite good thanks
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:43 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by master
i tried this "apt-get install xfree86" the error message was
reading package lists..done
building dependency tree..done
E:couldnt find package xfrre86
Did you get it figured out?

If not, the correct package name is "x-window-system".
 
Old 08-01-2005, 03:54 PM   #13
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no im still slogging away when i boot it get error cant start xserver someting to do with my mouse ha no input ill try to give more info tommorow
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:02 PM   #14
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just 1 more thing if i type apt-get install x-window-system i get this error "package x-window-system is not available,but is referred to by another package,This may meanthat the package is missing,has been obsoleted,or is only available from another source.Eackage x-window-system has no installation candidate.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:11 PM   #15
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If your mouse is not detected correctly you won't be able to use X.

ps2 mouse : ps/aux
usb mouse : dev/input/mice

You must pick up the relevant choice in dpkg-reconfigure xerver-xfree86

As for the package you refer to, I can assure you it exists, because I have it installed on 3 boxes, running sarge, etch and sid...

If you're really stuck I suggest you do a netinstall (sarge or testing) choosing the option graphical environment, which will provide everything you need, then you can get rid of unwanted stuff to trim down your install. Daily images are available from debian.org.

cheers

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