I have recently installed the Debian Linux O/S on my computer and now need
to install certain packages to give the system some functionality.
I am afraid the process is not progressing very smoothly. I assume I am
supposed to use the "dselect" routine. Although I had troubles with it I
finally got the program to select only one file. (In this case, the "ed" file)
I downloaded "ed 0.2-12" onto my hard drive using my Windows 95 partition
and then copied it to a floppy. When I went to install the program with
"dselect" it said it couldn't find any .deb files on the floppy.
Since I have no idea what I did wrong my questions are numerous.
- Was it correct to get "dselect" to select only 1 file?
- What if the program I want to install isn't on the list in "dselect"?
- Are there other files that need to be downloaded with it?
- The downloaded file doesn't have a .deb extension, why not?
- Is it ok to use Windows 95 to download and to save on a MS-DOS
Anyways, you get the picture. I have no idea what I'm doing. Thanks for
any help you can pass on.
What I really need I think is to download the appropriate ftp software so
that I don't have to use Windows 95 as a middleman. Which software would
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