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Re: apt did not install



On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 05:44:02PM -0500, Ted Goodridge, Jr wrote:
> 
> For some reason apt did not install...I don't know why.  Am I going to
> have to reinstall the system?

[ I assume that you mean that you don't have apt installed ]

I believe that a standard debian install *should* have apt. Which
distribution of debian did you install? Any errors reported during the
install (I hope so) ?

Apt is not *required* as such. It is quite feasible to run a debian
system without apt, but such a system would be cumbersome to keep
updated.

As long as you have dpkg installed and can get hold of the .deb for apt,
then you can :

    # dpkg --install apt_xxxx.deb

Which leaves the problem of getting hold of the .deb file. Several
options:
- Have a look in /var/cache/apt/archives
- find it on your CD's
- Go to http://packages.debian.org/apt and download it

HTH
-- 
Karl E. Jørgensen
karl@jorgensen.com
www.karl.jorgensen.com
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