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Re: Newbie Question!



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On Tue, 08 Jun 1999, Arjen wrote:
>>Hi all. I've just installed Debian 2.1 on my system. everything went fine until the moment that dselect show up. Dselect shut put the files on my harddisk what it did partialy. after that it shut configure, which it didn't at all, by very file there was an error (it went so fast i could see what the error was). At the end it just quit, leaving me whit just this message "dpkg --configure returned error exit status 1". What can i do to install and configure the files i want on my comp.
>
>thanx in advance.
>
Hi Arjen,

Did you select the multi_cd method (You have to use it with Debian 2.1 on
CD-ROM) in the "Access" menu? After you selected this, first you have to put in
the first three disks (which contain the binary packages) and select "update"
from the menu with each. Otherwise dselect will not know the positions of all
files needed and therefore can't install them completely. With this done, you
can choose "Install". Dselect will ask you to change the disk when necessary.
Sometimes I found, that you have to call "Configure" manually after the
installation.

Hope this helps

	Dieter

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