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

Op Sun, 03 Apr 2016 10:56:23 +0200 schreef Mark Fletcher <mark27q1@gmail.com>:

On Sun, Apr 3, 2016, 17:11 Floris <jkfloris@dds.nl> wrote:
Op Sat, 02 Apr 2016 19:46:09 +0200 schreef Alan McConnell <alan@his.com>:

> 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.
> 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
> 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.
> TIA,
> Alan

I just don't understand why anyone would pay money for Jessie in the first place. It's supposed to be free software... 

Respect to anyone who chooses to donate to the project, or to the upstream of packages they particularly derive value from, but surely the thing to do would be to use it, then decide to do that??? What's the use case that makes sense to pay for it before you've tried it? 

BTW best answer in my opinion is get networking working, then set up sources.list to point at the repos as others have suggested. If networking isn't available, sources.list set up to use the thumb drive as others have suggested is the way to go. Either way, once at up, there are commands line apt-get install <package> to install software and keep it up to date. 


I don't know if the OP has a good Internet connection or need some non-free firmware packages to make it work. But you are right. Get your network up-and-running so you can make sure you have the most stable and secure packages available.


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