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Re: installing sarge



> On Dec 22, 2004, at 1:56 PM, vinai wrote:
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> By "basic install" - does that include running Tasksel?

I don't remember - it's been a really long time since I last had to do a
basic installation.  People can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you
can do a very minimal install (of the "Base System") without having to go
through Tasksel or selecting packages.

> can you point me to a HowTo that tells how to do this?

Take a look in /etc/apt.  I'm not at my Debian machine anymore, and won't
be till next week, but there should be a file in there called
sources.list.  Edit this file and change instances of "stable" in that
file to "testing"  After this, you should run "apt-get update" so that
your packing list and dependencies are for "testing" and then "apt-get
upgrade" to actually upgrade the software packages.  Then, you will be
able to "apt-get install ...." packages you want.

cheers
vinai

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