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Old 09-15-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
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Successfully installed debian-how to add packages


Finally I installed Debian woody on my pc.

now I have Win98/slack91 and Debian woody on my PC with

some more space remaining for may be 1 more distro

my debian install went very well without any problems

There was a slight problem when it asked to create a boot floppy as I thnk all my floppies where corrupted.

The other problem was when dselect showed me a list of numerous packages and i was really confused as to what to do and hence I quit and rebooted.

After booting into debian I found that it is the base system
This does not include even midnight commander

Now i need to install the software I need namely X/mpg123/

How do i go about this?

Please note that I have all the 7 cds of woody
and apt get has configured the same by scnning them during installation


Old 09-15-2004, 03:28 AM   #2
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apt-get install <package> ought to work. If you have the dpkg file right on hand (on the CD) and don't want to go through apt-get, dpkg -i <filename> should do the trick.
Old 09-15-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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Why are you using Debian Woody? In my opinion, it is incredibly out of date and better used on servers than on home computers.

Under netinst image, choose your architecture, and then it will download a 100 MB ISO. Then reboot and install this, then reboot again and choose desktop environment, and it will automatically download x and kde and gnome and quite a few other things. This is Debian Sarge, which is currently in testing but is quite stable and newer. Some programs won't even run on a 2.2 kernel, which is what woody uses. Sarge currently uses a 2.4 kernel.


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