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Re: error messages from apt-get


Vwaju <lou@manhattanhandyman.com> writes:

> I am setting up an internet server as a training exercise, using the
> O'Reilly book referenced at the top of this thread.  The server is
> only for training (to learn Debian and networking).
>  Therefore, maybe I could install the version of Debian that was
> current in 2007 (when the book was written).  Would that be "sarge"?
> Then, I'm guessing I wouldn't have to deal with this problem of
> obsolete packages.  Once I've learned how to build an internet server
> without O'Reilly holding my hand, I could update to the current stable
> version of Debian.
> Assuming this makes sense, how would I get the sarge equivalent of
> debian-40r3-i386-netinst.iso?

Please note that there are no longer security updates for sarge as of end
of March 2008 [1].  I think it is okay to install sarge for training
purposes if the server is not accessible from a public network.
You can obtain CD images available from [2].

But in my experience it is often not too complicated to transfer the
documentation to newer releases of a software (obviously there are
exceptions to this).  If there are problems you can always ask on the
mailing lists or on IRC.  You would also save yourself from learning
already obsoleted stuff.


[1] http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/
[2] http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/debian-installer/

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