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Re: Problem with Dselect

On 25-Apr-00, you wrote:

> 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.

Okay, the path seems okay now, but now there's another problem.
My friend who burned 3 cds with Debian packages were using
Windows98. So looking at the filenames under Dos they ALL get
cropped. For example: empire-lafe_0.39.deb gets EMPIR~60.DEB.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Perhaps there is a Debian
package which renames the filename to the filename comment.
Since the comment contains the real filename, this would be
excellent! The APT-program doesn't seem to find any packages
because of this! :(((

I think I'll just haveto wait until I can get the official CD from
a store, because I don't want to rename 4000 packages by hand.

Kind regards  Björn Johansson
A4000, PPC604e @ 233Mhz (AmigaOS3.5 + Debian2.2)

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