Re: Woody Installation
Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> > > 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.
Was also answered by others. Will have to do some reading.
> > > 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.
I will ask again and in more detail on debian-isp.
> > > 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
I just hate to have an outgoing connection as root. Maybe I will find /
be told a good way to secure my system.
Thanks a lot again