[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: install samba from binary

Marty Landman wrote:
I'm probably doing this all wrong, have put the distro in /root/debs


UNCLELEO:~# ls -Al debs
total 2184
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           20 Dec 10 18:25 Packages.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2225400 Dec 10 17:59 samba_3.0.20b-1woody1_i386.deb
UNCLELEO:~# dpkg -i samba_3.0.20b
dpkg: error processing samba_3.0.20b (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:


Can you help straighten me out here?

If you encounter problems on the command line the first resort would be the man pages. If you just type
man dpkg
at the command line, you would get

dpkg -i | --install package_file...

Where this indicates that dpkg expects a _file_. There is a lot of useful and important information found in man pages.

Apart from convenience (and that you might want to remember, where you put it) it doesn't matter where you put it -- as long as you keep it out of the directories under debian's command. Any place that starts with /home seems a reasonable choice.

If your CD works for installation, but fails afterwards, there might be something wrong with your config. Maybe you should try to get some sarge CDs and install sarge.

Good luck with your machine.


Reply to: