Re: initial install using ftp & dselect question
"Francis J. Bruening" wrote:
> I'm trying to get Debian 2.1 (slink) installed on my system, via ftp.
Are you using the 'apt method' with dselect. I can't remember
whether apt is in slink (I've been running potato for a long time
now). If it is, get the apt deb and install it, then set it up
for use with dselect.
> I get to the point where I successfully download all the packages I
> selected. However, they aren't installed. I find them all in
If an error occurs during the download or the install process,
dselect/apt will not delete the deb files just downloaded. There
must be an error occuring somewhere (or something is very broken
:-( ). When you run 'install' from dselect watch the messages on
the screen; see if there are any error messages printed out.
> Dselect finishes up at this poing, (runs thru config & remove) but doesn't
> install the files.
> Am I missing something? Do I have to actually go into the archive dir and do
> a dpkg -I *???
> Suggestions very much appreciated.