Re: DEBIAN 1.2 DISKETTE PROBLEMS UPDATE
Will this be a problem if I downloaded all the packages and the install
directly to my hard drive? I install from a DOS partition. I should then
get the new FTP and telnet packages, correct? I can use dselect to choose
these off of my hard drive DOS partition. I just recently put debian on
my system, but I don't have any packages installed yet. I have been
toying with RedHat, but I can't get the boot disk to be created, but
Debian worked great in that respect. So I am going to use Debian. To
reiterate, my question is, will I have telnet and ftp capability when I
install all of the packages from my hard drive.
On Mon, 6 Jan 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Kendrick Myatt wrote:
> > Okay, here is what I have learned...
> > The Debian 1.2 Disk release version is broken.
> > There is no ftp or dpkg-ftp program installed to your machine if you get all
> > the Disks and do a fresh install. Basically you are screwed :(
> > Dselect will not work because there is no ftp.
> Well, you are partially correct. There is no ftp client on the base disks.
> However, dpkg-ftp IS provided on the base system and dselect's ftp method
> should work.
> Netbase and ppp are also on the disk so you should be able to establish a
> ppp connection or work through an ethernet card to use dselect's ftp
> I am looking into the problem more, to see if at least ftp and telnet can
> be added.
> > Nobody understands what the problem is because everybody upgraded from a
> > previous version, so they already had all the files they needed.
> Truely this is a fresh installation problem only. Upgrades will have no
> problems with this issue.
> > I post this in order to save others in the same boat all the frustration and
> > headaches I have gone through in wanting to get Debian. Many thanks to
> > everyone who wrote me personally and helped me figure all this out! :)
> > I see that there is a Debian 1.2.1 on the site now, so I am going to give it
> > a try. I assume that I griped enough, then :)
> I didn't see any of this until I had already uploaded the 1997-01-06 disk
> set. It DOES have dpkg-ftp on it, but not netstd (with ftp and telnet).
> Something should be resolved for this by 1.2.2.
> > If not, where can I get 1.1? Apparently it worked from disks on a clean
> > install.
> I can sell you a 1.1.13 gold CD if you are really interested.
> > Also, is there another list I need to be on to get announcements about new
> > releases / fixes, etc? I would not have known about 1.2.1 if I hadn't
> > noticed it while looking for 1.1 disks...
> Debian-announce is where the "general" announcements go, such as releases.
> Debian-devel-changes carries notices of package upgrades/fixes.
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