Re: More on debian-1.0 installation
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 02:25:10 -0600 (CST)
From: Guy Maor <email@example.com>
On Tue, 6 Feb 1996, Douglas Bates wrote:
> When running dselect now, I state in the Access choice that I am
> installing from a mounted file system. If I try to choose Update or
> Install, I get an error message back from mount. I think there is a
> confusion between the access method and the way dselect is trying to
> get to the files.
I had the same bug and even wasted time tracing it down to
/usr/lib/dpkg/methods/disk/setup placing a ':' where it shouldn't.
Waste of time because the dpkg on ftp.debian.org, dpkg-1.0.15.tar.gz,
fixes the problem. I refer to the source package because the ftp site
is still being pulled off of backup; the binary package isn't there
Thanks for the information on dpkg-1.0.15. As you said, it fixes all
the difficulties I was encountering. I just got a chance to look at
the ftp.debian.org revamping and it looks very nice. I discovered, of
course, that I was about a week early in my installation of what will
now be known as the "unstable" system.
Ah well, I can always regard it as a learning experience.
Regretably, the Australian archives did not get the chance to update
last night and it is simply too slow to use ftp transfers to North
America right now. I will wait until tomorrow to do a major update.