Re: Installing debian 1.2 from december 1996 InfoMagic 6 CD set
On Tue, 18 Mar 1997, Laurent PICOULEAU wrote:
> I bought InfoMagic Linux Developper's Ressource 6 CD set od december
> 1996. I've decided to install Debian from it but a bunch of packages
> can't configure after installation
Let me guess.. you installed all of the packages the first time you ran
dselect. That got me a couple of times.
> So I reformatted my disk an reinstalled Debian with just the default
> preselected and mc with libgpm.
OK; now just install the packages you want, a couple at a time.
> (I had to do mknod in /dev to add support to my Mitsumi FX001D CD ROM
> but it wasn't a problem). However there's still 3 unconfigured
> packages... (texbin, psfnss and an other I've forgotten)
> So what should I download to fix this apparently bad organised CD.
The problem isn't in the CD; the install utility doesn't quite catch all
the dependencies the first time through. If you re-run the install part
of dselect a couple of times, everything should get installed.
(The only time that this didn't work for me was when perl died on me, and
some parts of dselect didn't work.)