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Old 11-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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My debian distro does not have apt-get or dpkg

I have a cnm netbook and have added a terminal for it.

Looking through I couldn't find apt-get or dpkg.

I('ve found the following help...

Browse your Debian mirror - select the appropriate CPU family (like i386), then look into the 'pool' directory and sort through the mess to find 'apt'. You can then download it and install the package via dpkg:

dpkg -i apt_0.6.46.4_i386.deb (or whatever the package name is)

If you deleted 'dpkg' then that's even more fun - you'd have to:
1. get the dpkg and any missing dependencies
2. manually unpack with 'ar x whateverpackagename.deb' then unpack the tarball, move files where they belong, and manually configure each package installed that way. Great fun.

Okay, so can anyon give me a really detailed explaination on how to do all that.

Also, as an alternative can anyone suggest a good pen drive os that has apt-get and would would on the low spec of a cnm netbook?
Old 11-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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If it's supported and I'm not sure that it is or isn't, ubuntu netbook remix is *really* nice. I've used a half dozen different versions of linux on my netbook and by and far like it the best.
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am.. you have a fresh installation of debian and you dont have apt-get?

I dont know your level of expierience with linux but are you trying to use apt-get and getting a msg saying you dont have it? if yes then you are probably trying to use apt-get without being root,

use the "su" command to get root priv. and try running apt-get again.


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