can't apt-get install
hope anybody can help. Here is the problem...
First day: Installed current Debian testing on Athlon XP via network.
Took a long time as the ISP hat some problem, losing a lot of packets,
as I would figure out later. Finally, when it rebooted, I got to the
command line login prompt, leaving me wondering whether the dist came
without a desktop environment by default. As I would later figure out,
too, the debian installer simply left out packages it lost TCP
connection on, without re-trying to get them or asking the user what to
do! Who the f* is responsible for that design? Anyway...
Second day: ISP's problem was resolved. Tried to "apt-get install
gnome". After having downloaded all new packages, apt-get simply hang at
99%. Forver. Without CPU load. Did apt-get clean/autoclean/update.
Changed net source. No change. Reproducable.
Decided to re-format and re-install. This time everything seemed fine,
after reboot I immediately got into the gnome environment. Of course I
immediately wanted to install some packages again. BUT! Again the same
problem! Small packages worked fine, e.g. "apt-get install madplay". But
I couldn't install any bigger packages like xmms or lyx. What is going
on here? Anyone has a clue?
Thanks for your feedback!