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Re: Problem with Dselect

Björn Johansson wrote:

> On 24-Apr-00, you wrote:
> > I think there's some confusion here. If you have the filestructure
> > available, just point apt to those files using a file: URL in
> > /etc/apt/sources.list, e.g.
> >
> > file:/whatever/debian
> >
> > where /whatever/debian contains the directory "dists".  Then you can use:
> >
> > apt-get update
> > apt-get dist-upgrade
> > apt-get install [package name]
> >
> > and all the other apt goodies. apt should also function within dselect if
> > you do this, dselect will make package selection and management much
> > easier than apt alone.
> I now have all the files(including the right filestructure) in:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/dists/frozen/main/binary-powerpc/
> Does this mean(in my case) that the sources.list haveto contain
> this line:
> deb file:/var/cache/apt/archives/dists/frozen/main/binary-powerpc ?

Close.  You should use file:/var/cache/apt/archives as the URL.  It has to
contain the directory "dists".

> When installing Debian for the first time the base2_2.tgz get extracted
> through the install program, could an upgrade for these files cause that
> the password for root and other users disappear? :-/

I don't think so...

> I managed to do
> something strange with my system so that I couldn't log in as
> root, hmm.. I have now done a new installation and I'm going to be
> a *little* more careful this time ;).

Sorry you had to reinstall, not sure what could have gone wrong.  Hope you can
get it to work!

-Adam P.

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