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Re: Debian newbie without internet connection...


I only burned the first two Debian CD's. I didn't realize I would be in a situation where I would need the others. So I only scanned the second CD during the install process.

The Sunburned Surveyor

On 5/16/05, David Jardine <david@jardine.de> wrote:
On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 07:55:52AM -0700, Sunburned Surveyor wrote:
> I am new to Linux and Debian. I've just installed Debian from CD. I would
> like to install some software on my new Linux computer. (For example, I
> would like to install OpenOffice.) However, I can't run "apt-get install",
> because I don't have an internet connection to my Linux computer yet. I've
> got access to a high-speed internet connection on a Windows computer.
> What is the easiest way to install software on Debian in this situation? I
> have figured out how to get apt to install software from a CD, but I'm not
> sure how I resolve all the dependency issues.

If you have a complete set of CDs, there shouldn't be any dependency
problems - everything you need will be on one or other of the CDs.
During installation you are asked if you have any more CDs as
sources and you have to insert the whole set one by one so that apt
has a record of what you've got.  Did you miss this step?

>                                               Is there a way that I can run
> apt-get from my Windows computer to download all the depencies I need? Then
> I could burn the packages to CD and transfer them to my Debian computer. Or
> is there another way to get all the dependencies for a particular peice of
> software that I want to install?
> Thanks for the help.
> Landon

David Jardine

"Running Debian GNU/Linux and
loving every minute of it."  -L. von Sacher-M.(1835-1895)

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