It should be as straightforward as
# apt-get install xfce4
apt (and its cousin, aptitude) handles all dependencies automatically.
Ordinarily, the CD is excluded as a package source during the install - presumably, you want to use the CD to listen to CDs or watch DVDs or what have you after you've installed debian. To include it, you would have to both uncomment the cdrom line in /etc/apt/sources.list and then run
# apt-get update
to let the package system scan it.
On 19/06/15 03:58 PM, Jonni O'Gorman wrote:
I managed to get debian 8.1 installed on macG5 today after 3 attempts -
1) I ran into a problem the first time round when trying to install more
software - I chose all 3 options provided by the installer ie.Debian Destop
environment, xfce and system utilities - half way through it ran into a
problem reading from the disk so I had to reboot
2) I entered rescue at the boot prompt and started form there but there was
obviously a fault with the CD so I burned a new copy, got the base system
installed, installed yaboot and rebooted but my username/passwords didn't
work so again I rebooted
3) I entered install again at the boot prompt and installed the base system
-skipped installing any extra software, installed yaboot and now I have a
working base system
I'd like to install xfce which is on the CD
how can I easily intall packages from the CD, dpkg? what about dependencies?