Says debconf not installed. Is that grave? I wasn't able to understand what debconf is yet.How do I clean up?dpkg-reconfigure debconf
That's part of the problem. I had to try several versions to try to get e.g. kde and gnome (which failed). I whish there was some *really* stable network source.Next I'd like to have OpenOffice. Any advice?I didn't see in this thread if you were running stable, testing, or unstable.
If you are running testing or unstable, just use "apt-get install openoffice.org".
If you are using stable, see Debian Backports (www.backports.org) for a source for the OpenOffice.org backports to stable (Latest News, 2003/12/17).I tried with the specific openoffice source mirrors. Failed. I'll check out this "backports" thing. Thanks. But I find it really strange that Debian system is such a patchwork, given that there is so many packages in stable.
/* I still have hope, but I'm having really a lot of trouble to install and run even the simplest things. I needed an editor with word wrap, but I only have xedit. Emacs also fails to install. I tried Abiwork, but it crashed making me loose a lot of work. I'm writing this message right now in mozilla without cursor! It seems to have turned white by its own will. I feel like "it must be me, I'm cursed", because so many people are using Debian seemingly without these basic problems. */