I've just today, tried to install the 14 disk set is 3.1 (sarge) onto
a drive in a test box, but after the one disk was done, it asked to
be rebooted rather than asking for more disks, this despite my using
the 'expert26' install argument.
So I ran aptitude when it was rebooted since the basic install doesn't
put much on, leaving a bare bones system only.
I spent the majority of the day wandering around in aptitude, both
looking for the everything option or trying to find both perl-5.8.x
or enough x11 to get a gui running, without finding either.
So I brought the disks back up here to this machine and ran this
script against all 14 disks without getting any output indicating I'd
actually found either:
mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
# so I can see it, then
# grep for it
tree /mnt/cdrom|grep x |grep core
tree /mnt/cdrom |grep perl-5.8
So then I made an MD5SUM file in the directory full of the 3.1 iso's,
and I am checking each disk's md5sum against the .iso's to see if I
left out a cd in burning them. But so far, everything has matched.
I got the same impression that python was missing major pieces also.
atp-get update seems to go get the database again, and networking
seems to be ok, but an apt-get install perl reports 'there is no
candidate for perl'.
Humm, I'd assumed that the first disk was already entered into the
aptitude database, but thats where perl (and python-2.3 at least)
seems to be. So how do I rectify this? Man aptitude seems crypticly
quiet on that subject.
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