Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: installing xfree86]
Quoting Branden Robinson (email@example.com):
> Can someone help this person?
> ----- Forwarded message from ubto <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> From: ubto <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: installing xfree86
> Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 21:41:23 -0700 (PDT)
> Message-ID: <email@example.com>
> I am new to Debian and am having problems getting
> dselect to install from floppy. All the files I
> downloaded have a ".DEB" file extension. Dselect keeps
> saying that these are not Packages. What am I doing
Using the wrong tool. To install debian packages, just use
dpkg -i filenames...
e.g. dpkg -i /floppy/*DEB
Dselect is an automated tool that requires "knowledge" in the
form of Packages files - descriptions of packages and location
of their files. You've done that bit yourself already by
putting your selected packages onto a floppy.
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