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Re: Woody Installation

> > 4. About the cdrom mount point. I *think* that Debian have a 'preferred'
> >    cdrom. Once you have a system set up, you should make a link from
> >    your /dev/sr0 to /dev/cdrom. In this way every program that try to
> >    access your cdrom will find it in /dev/cdrom regardless of which is
> >    your real cdrom device (scsi, ide, ...)
> >    The usual mount point for the cdrom in /cdrom. After Debian is
> >    installed you usually find a line like this one in /etc/fstab
> >    /dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,exec,noauto
> I would like to have apt read from /mnt/cd32. Which file do I have to
> tweak now? I. e. whre does apt store ist predilection for /cdrom or is
> it compiled in?

from 'man apt-cdrom':

              Mount  point;  specify  the  location  to mount the
              cdrom.  This  mount  point  must   be   listed   in
              /etc/fstab  and  propely configured.  Configuration
              Item: Acquire::cdrom::mount.

> > 9. mail. On a Debian system you need at least local mail in order to
> >    deliver mail from cron. If you use exim, then you may choice from a
> >    menu that will permit you a 'local delivery only' installation. You
> >    may run eximconfig anytime to change it.
> Local mail is installed and will soon be configured, but I have to
> retrieve mail from several ISPs and also want to read several languages
> not using Roman characters. Will ask this again in debian-isp.

You may use fetchmail to get your email, then probably any MUA (mail
user agent) will work. I think that you could use mutt on a utf-8
enabled xterm. Better solutions in debian-user mailing list.

> > 10. Security update. This a different source for your apt. You may
> >    insert it in /etc/apt/sources.list and then run the apt frontend you
> >    like. The question about using root is strange: you need to have root
> >    privilege to install any package in Debian. There is no special rule
> >    in using security update since they are normal packages that fixes
> >    security bug in a stable distribution like woody.
> To run apt-get, you must be root, so that means to access the web as
> root. I don't like the idea. Is there a way to do this wothout being
> root?

You have to be root. If you don't want to be root than you could
probably give the right to use apt to some user vua the program called


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