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Re: apt-get: Command not found.

James A. Donald wrote:

>apt-get: Command not found.
>I am a newbie to linux.  I recently installed Debian on a computer
>that sits in a closet 
>So I ssh in.  I got Samba working fine, after tinkering with the
>/etc/samba/smb.conf file to read:
>        workgroup = workgroup
>        netbios name = linux
>        security = share
>        path =  /home/james/Documents/sharedRW
>        read only = No
>        guest ok = Yes
>and manually starting the daemons with 
>nmbd -D
>smbd -D
>All was well
>But then I wanted it to automatically start the daemons on reboot, and
>I had no idea how to do that.  
>So I said to myself, "well, surely Debian knows how to do that", so
>attempted to type
>apt-get update
>apt-get install samba smbclient 
>Only to get the surprising message: apt-get: Command not found.

ls -la /usr/bin/apt-get
If it exists then check your $PATH
echo $PATH

>(Which might be a good thing, for all I know this is a really stupid
>way to install the daemons to be launched on startup.
>I conjecture that apt-get has been replaced with some cool gui based
>configuration tool, and apt-get is no longer on the path.
>I recollect that when I access the computer with keyboard and monitor,
>(which requires me to haul the computer out of the cupboard) I get
>some stuff about updates, but when I access the KDE gui through vnc
>and vncserver, I get a rather sparse screen that does not have that
>update stuff on it.
>I suppose there is some command I can give in the KDE gui that will
>bring up some tool for updating and configuring debian or enable
>apt-get?   But I may have  bring up the real kdegui, instead of the
>curiously limited one I get from VNC server
>my .vnc/xstartup file is
> exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
>[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
>[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
>xsetroot -solid grey
>vncconfig -iconic &
>xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
>startkde &
>Maybe there is something I can add to that file so my startup screen
>is a bit more helpful?
>Of failing that, maybe I should know how to startup daemons in linux
>on bootup?

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