Re: Easy ways of configuring Debian
You can use dpkg by itself. dpkg -i package_name. Read the help page
for dpkg, it is not that difficult once you get used to it.
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Shaya Potter wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> > > On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Alexander Gieg wrote:
> > >
> > > > I think this is a great idea. LinuxConf makes the
> > > > configuration far easy for beginners. Let's think about
> > > > this...
> > >
> > > I am a Linux beginner, and I find dselect confusing. If this will make
> > > dselect less confusing, then it's a *great* idea! I'll check out their
> > > web page to see what it's all about. The base Debian install (from
> > > disks) was great, but it's going to take a while before I am comfortable
> > > with dselect.
> > This wont effect dselect, and right now I would say not to use it b/c it
> > will wreck the future upgradability of your Debian system. I am working
> > on a RFC for debian-devel to put in support for linuxconf or any future
> > admin tool that comes around.
> What do I use instead of dselect to install software? I have all these
> .deb packages on my vfat partition that need installing. Thanks for the
> Daniel Robbins
> School of Medicine Computer Services
> University of New Mexico
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