Re: Unstable release
On Monday 4 October 1999, at 20 h 44, the keyboard of
=?iso-8859-1?Q?Staffan_H=E4m=E4l=E4?= <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm just curious about how other people succeed in installing the
> potato release.
As explained, almost nobody "installed" potato. They installed slink (may be
only the base system) and upgraded.
> trying that. First, I installed it at home, and dselect freaked
> out and started complaining over files that didn't exist.
The "unstable" (it is called unstable for a reason) archive is not always
consistent (rsh/netbase, lyx/libforms, etc).
> was due to the fact that ftp downloads the softlinks that point
> to slink packages instead of the actual files.
I always use apt, so I will no longer comment on dselect.
> Of course, I know that it's an unstable release, but is it really
> this hard to install,
Install slink, the upgrade with apt. Simple as that.
> If I could just get it installed properly (I run it at home,
> but had to do a lot of manual tuning, and adding all packages
> I wanted using dpkg --force*
NO, NO, NO, this is not redhat.com! Do this on a Debian only if you really
know what you are doing or you may destroy your system.