Re: New To Debian - Couple of Questions
Oh good.. I tried to use kernels from Kernel.org on Red Hat, but like I
mentioned I believe they add THEIR patches and various upgrades to the
kernel which made it difficult to upgrade...
I am fairly familiar with apt-get, so that will be nice to use.
The jigdo app is what Debian recommends on their website for getting the
ISO's. Never thought about using apt for that though...
Again, I appreciate the response
On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 15:04, Sebastiaan wrote:
> On 1 Mar 2003, Joe Giles wrote:
> > List,
> > I am new to Debian and have a couple of generic questions. I have used
> > Red Hat for years and I'm fairly comfortable with Linux. Here are some
> > questions I have:
> > 1> Is there a facility like Red Hat(up2date) where I can update packages
> > on my system? Will apt-get work?
> When you are running stable, 'apt-get install <packagename>' works fine
> for installing new packages. However, if you are running testing or
> unstable or willing to upgrade, use:
> apt-get update
> apt-get dist-upgrade
> which will retreive new package information first and then update the
> already installed packages flawlessly.
> > 2> Is the Kernal hacked and patched like the RedHat kernel?
> Don't know this one, but I have been using kernels from kernel.org for
> years without any problems.
> > 3> Would you rather just download the ISO's or would you rather use the
> > jigdo app?
> No need to download ISO's. Not preferred either due to needless traffic on
> the internet and using CD's. I always use apt-get as in 1) to update. This
> way only new packages that you have installed will be retreived, leaving
> the other thousands you don't have installed on their place.
> I have never used jigdo (don't know what it is either, to be onest). When
> looking for a program, type (for example):
> apt-cache search irc
> apt-cache show xchat (xchat is one of the packages returned)
> apt-get install xchat
> > I appreciate the assistance and I'm sure I will enjoy Debian.
> > Thanks again
> > Joe
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> NT is the OS of the future. The main engine is the 16-bit Subsystem
> (also called MS-DOS Subsystem). Above that, there is the windoze 95/98
> 16-bit Subsystem. Anyone can see that 16+16=32, so windoze NT is a
> *real* 32-bit system.