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install impressions



i just pulled up a new system with a local mirror of the debian
archive. i opted against tasksel and dselect because i usually just
apt-get as i need it. there are two things that really should not
have happened:

apt-get install gnome installs gnome, but no xserver-common or
xserver-xfree86. gnome is no big use without an xserver, is it?
(unless, of course, you have an xterm farm).

installing the xserver packages did not pull xfonts-base onto the
system, so startx/xdm failed with "could not open default font
'fixed'". that's also not an easy problem to get around for people who
don't know the field that well...

so what's up?

-- 
martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
  \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:"; net@madduck
  
the reason that every major university
maintains a department of mathematicsis
is that it's cheaper than
institutionalizing all those people.

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