Re: Alphastation 200 and debian
On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 01:49:34PM -0500, Andrew Isaacson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 09:55:30AM -0800, Oscar Levi wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 12:48:34PM -0500, Andrew Isaacson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 08:57:54AM -0800, Oscar Levi wrote:
> > > > > So, I ordered debian 2.02 from lsl.com on CD. I want to install it
> > > > > with the minimum trouble. Can anyone point me toward some resources so
> > > > > I can start figuring it out before the CD arrives?
> > > >
> > > > I'm not aware that the alpha version has been shipped on CD. I think,
> > > > I'll even go out on a limb, it definitely has not.
> > >
> > > It definitely has been shipped. I own a copy.
> > I'm confused. Are you running the hamm version?
> > It is possible that someone took a snapshot of the alpha stuff and
> > made a CD. It has not yet 'shipped' as an official Debian version,
> > but nothing stops someone from publishing the development stuff.
> > Heck, that's what I'm running.
> > The first 'official' release for alpha will be slink. I think this is
> > to be version Debian 2.1, but I'm not sure about the number.
> Ah, sorry 'bout that. Yes, I have a 2.0 snapshot for Alpha from LSL.
> It's labelled "Debian 2.0 Beta -- Alpha Binary". It is not, and does
> not claim to be, an official release.
> It's a CD-R, so at least theoretically they can update it frequently.
Don't fear. The new apt tool makes upgrading a snap. Once you get it
running, you point apt to a mirror site and it upgrades all packages
that you have already installed. Even better, there is a simple
command line for installing a package and all of its dependencies:
apt-get install FOO
It's fast, and it tends to work. Note that once it knows about the
mirror, all apt commands will putt the latest version from there.