RE: Help with mouse - newbie
Wooops...did not carefully read you last line...anybody on the list can shed
some light as to how to get the cdrom option appear in dselect......(maybe
the suggestion below would do it since dselect probably reads from the
sources.list file)...someone corect me if I am wrong.
well a work around would be to edit your sources.list file in
/etc/apt....make sure you enter the appropriate path to the packages.tgz
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: CHEONG, Shu Yang [Patrick] [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 3:03 PM
> To: 'Casey@umit.maine.edu'
> Cc: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: RE: Help with mouse - newbie
> Have been following your thread....well here is what you need to do.
> Fire up dselect and select #1. Change the source to the cdrom...I think
> the last option....
> Then go to #2 and update your packages database.......
> Then go to #3 and you should be able to see all the installed and
> packages on the cdroms....
> BTW...IIRC, you'd need to change the cdroms when prompted ...this
> allows dselect to update the packages database for all packages on the 3
> cdroms (for the official Debian GNU/Linux cds).....
> Patrick Cheong
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Casey@umit.maine.edu [SMTP:Casey@umit.maine.edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 1:22 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Help with mouse - newbie
> > Thanks everyone for the help. I got my mouse working!! I changed the
> > Protocol to PS/2, rebooted and it worked. I ran dselect and it says
> > that the textutils and shellutils packages are installed, yet I still
> > get missing command errors. You are correct in that we did a very
> > minimal install. My friend basically whipped through the whole
> > installation because he's a Debian guru, so I don't really know what
> > all he did. I know that we didn't install very many packages. I would
> > like to know how to go about installing packages that are on the CD's.
> > We installed Debian from a set of 3 CD's, but he changed the apt setup
> > so that it uses the internet to install packages. Since I only have 50
> > hours a month for my internet access I would like to install packages
> > off the CD's instead of spending hours downloading everything through
> > my (slow) 33.6k modem connection. Once I get the packages installed
> > then I can do an upgrade later, but right now I don't have very many
> > things installed. How do I set it up so that I can install packages
> > from the CD's? When I choose the Access menu from dselect, it does not
> > give me a cdrom option. Thanks for your help.
> > Casey
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