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Old 12-03-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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First time debian install...have a question.

Hey i just installed debian. and i chose the minnimal net install. my question is. how do i get packages such as links, lynx, centericq and stuff like that...considering i cant browse yet. and im not sure how debian handles packages...
Old 12-03-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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Is your internet connection working?

Just try the following commands:

1. you probably dont have x, so you should aldready be in a terminal, otherwise get to one
2. make yourself the root user "su"
3. Update apt info "apt-get update"
4. Install the packages you want "apt-get install lynx", "apt-get install links", etc"
5. If you are looking for a package but dont quite remember the name look for it in your apt repos "apt-cache search link", "apt-cache search lyn", "apt-cache search mozilla", etc


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