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Re: Installing programs from a none-debian CD or from the Harddisk


You have potato which consists of fairly old files as base and only
updated for security updates.

"tat -I" used to be for bz2 in upstream (used for potato).
"tar -j" is for bz2 in new upstream (used for woody and recent RH).

Besides, even if you try to compile from source, these fast moving
packages tend to depend on new files.  These behave better on woody

Problem is woody may even comes with KDE2 softwares of even newer

If you have access to high bandwidth access, think about upgrading to
woody :)

On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:27:01AM +0100, Axel Bojer wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Axel Bojer" <axelb@start.no>
> To: "Mike Alborn" <malborn@odoitau.dyn.dhs.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:23 AM
> Subject: Re: Installing programs from a none-debian CD or from the Harddisk
>    Mike Alborn answeared me this:
>      "Hi,
>      apt will only work if the source media is correctly fomatted
>     (ie., just putting some .deb files on a CD will *not* mean that apt can
>           make sense of the files.) However, have you tried using 'dpkg --install
>     /path/filename'? This allows you to bypass apt and install packages
>     directly. Keep in mind, though, that like rpm, dpkg cannot automatically
>     track dependencies for you; you'll have to do that manually as well.
>     HTH,
>     On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 12:39:32AM +0100, Axel Bojer wrote:
>     [snip]
> >     -tar xjf /cdrom/Desktop/KDE22/packagename.tar.gz (I typed the packagename
> > were this is written). This point only partially worked; my machine wouldnt
> > execute the "j" command, but I managed without it. (tar xf ....).
>      Just to be pedantic, the 'j' option to tar tells tar that you
>     are extracting a bzip2 archive, however, your filename extension
>     indicates that the archive has been gzipp'ed. This might explain why the
>     'j' option doesn't work.
> To answear back: Youre right, I wrote the wrong ending, it should have been bz2, otherwise it would have been as you said. I think I already tried the dpkg --install, im not quite sure. Ill try it once more, to be sure! thanks!
> -Axel
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