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Re: Modified Rapture<g>, and a new question

On 04/02/2016 10:50 PM, Alan McConnell wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian" <ad44@cityscape.co.uk>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Sent: Saturday, April 2, 2016 3:17:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Modified Rapture<g>, and a new question
> On Sat 02 Apr 2016 at 13:46:09 -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
>> Well, I finally got my Jessie installed!  I had to pick a different kernel than then one
>> suggested, but things finally went through.  I was even able to use the partitions I had
>> prepared and carefully sized.
> Good, but this is information underload. Which kernel was suggested?
> Which one did you pick? Remember, it could help others than yourself.
>            It wasn't the one with the .pae.  IIRC there were a couple.  Of course I
>            didn't copy down the names of all the choices!
>> My question:  how do I install "new" SW?  E.g. emacs, and mutt, and ImageMagick?  These
>> are not found on the one CD I have.  I have in addition a thumb drive, which came with
>> my purchase from LinuxCollections.  I have mounted it and find that it is chock full
> You have a DVD (not a CD). It would (or should) contain more than a
> netinst image.
>          Well, it doesn't contain emacs or tex or mutt, or ImageMagick.  Why are you
>          telling me what it 'should' have?
>> of .deb files.  I suppose there is some way of 'manually' copying a particular .deb
>> to my disk and then installing it.  But I am afraid of getting stuck in "dependency
>> hell".  Does someone here also have the same CD + thumb drive situation.
> The vendor has it. Have you thought of asking what it is they have sold
> you?
>           I suppose I should have bought the 8 or 10 or 15 DVDs.  As I have already
>           said: I bought the DVD+thumb drive from LinuxCollections, since it was
>           a) cheaper, and b) less bulky, and c) represented, I hoped a new
>           technology.  Thumb drives can contain a lot more on them than a DVD
>           can.
> I hope for further responses from people who have _answers_, although I'll try to
> respond to questions of significance.  To repeat: I want to know how to install
> SW that I need from off the thumb drive(aka USB stick)
> Alan
getting network running,
configuring /etc/apt/sources.list 
and doing apt-get update, then aptitude to install software 
would be the easiest thing. 

the ones in mine are:
deb http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.at.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

You may have to vary. 
(may have to be stable for stable distribution and maybe servers in your region for faster access)

There are ways to set up apt to use removable drives, but I forgot how2 do that. 
It's likely how to use that thumb drive you got.
Try the apt/aptitude manual page(s). 
oh, also apt.conf and apt-cdrom...

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