On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 06:28:32PM -0800, Michael wrote:
> I managed to get Woody installed using one disk. But I have no idea
> how to configure things. I ran through the ppp configuration, but the
> error message ran by so fast that I couldn't read it. I didn't know
/var/log has the answer, probably the files beginning with ppp (though
I don't remember how woody is configured). You need to be root to
read all files.
> what to put into the apt sources file, which I am guessing is where to
> put whatever site to get the .deb packages from. I would manually
> compile things onto the system, or try to, but I don't have gcc, so in
> my "inexperience" I didn't think I could run a configure script.
my sources.list looks like this:
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deb http://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/debian/ testing main
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main
# deb http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/~agx/linux-ppc/debian mplayer/
# deb http://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
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testing means sarge in this case. woody is way too old, I recommend
that you do a dist-upgrade. Replace rutgers with your closest debian
mirror, see http://www.debian.org/mirror/list for a list.
I am guessing that you only have a modem connection, so a dist-upgrade
would literally take ages. I think you have three better options:
1. take the machine to a place with ethernet connection and do an upgrade
2. get somebody to write out the sarge CD's for you and use apt-cdrom
to update your sources.list
3. use apt-zip, eg on a removable drive
> modules to install support for minix file system, DOS, HFS, and I think
> NFS, so I should be able to mount my OS X partition and get source and
> manually downloaded .deb files.
> That brings up another question. I worked in and on fink which has an
> apt-get package manager based on debian. How close is this
> resemblance? More importantly can I put whatever deb files into a
> directory for cache and install it? Within fink I think it was
The scripts of apt-zip will work on OS X, so it won't be that
> I left the modem at the default, because I didn't know what to do. is
> there some documentation I can look at to learn this stuff?
pppconfig will manage your configuration for you, and the errors are
in the log files.
- From: Michael <email@example.com>