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Re: apt and dselect problems

On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 11:01:25AM -0500, pgf@globalreach.net wrote:
> Hi. I'm in the process of trying yet another installation attempt
> of debian-ppc on a Starmax 5000.
> I didn't go through the entire installation process, because the
> kernel and module files hadn't downloaded right, but I got close
> enough that I was able to download stuff like lynx, and do a
> dist-upgrade...
> I have a slight problem, though. It's not showing the great majority
> of packages I know to be available (like the X packages) as
> being available. I'm not sure whether the system entered this
> state before or after I downloaded lynx.
> Anyway, what precisely should I be using for my sources.dist
> file? Is there possibly a bug in dselect or apt?

change the 'stable' distribution to 'frozen' or better yet 'potato' in the
apt source file. 

You could also use and install console-apt, which is somewhat nicer than



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