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Re: dselect and mc

Just locate the files in question on your cd's and install them manually

ie " dpkg -i < filename>"


Michael Zielinski wrote:

> The Debian web-site tutorial mentioned using Midnight Commander (mc),
> so I thought I would try it out.  I do not have it on my system
> (version 2.1), so I ran dselect to install it.
> I found it in the list and it had a couple of dependancies (gpm and
> libgpmg1).  I accepted those to be installed also.  The first time I
> tried to install, I had forgotten to mount my CD.  I mounted my CD and
> re-ran dselect and removed the 3 packages.  I then selected mc and the
> dependancies for install again.  None of the 3 packages installed.  I
> get the following errors.  (This is my first attempt at dselect, so
> please give me as much detail as you can).
> I did my original Basic install from this CD, so I know it is working.
> If it makes a difference, this is the CD that came with the O'Reilly
> book.
> Err File:/cdrom/ stable/main gpm1_14-3
>   File not found
> Err File:/cdrom/ stable/main libgpmg1_14-3
>   File not found
> Err File:/cdrom/ stable/main mc 4.5.1-1.1
>   File not found
> Failed to fetch
> file:/cdrom/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/misc/gpm1_14-3.deb
>   File not found
> Failed to fetch
> file:/cdrom/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/libs/libgpmg1_1.14-3.deb
>   File not found
> Failed to fetch
> file:/cdrom/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/utils/mc_4.5.1-1.1.deb
>   File not found
> Thanks,
> Mike
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