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Debian! [Feb. 23rd, 2001|04:10 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I'm now running Debian!

Um.... I have no clue what I'm doing though.

Plan: edit sources.list using vi, then apt-get install emacs.

:-)
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[User Picture]From: corvar
2001-02-23 04:13 pm (UTC)

dselect

Just use tasksel and dselect to begin with. And then mess around with apt-get and dpkg. It will be much easier that way.

And your install should set you up with a fairly good default sources.list. If you want all of the packages available in debian's distribution + security fixes + proposed updates go with something like:
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian dists/potato-proposed-updates/
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian potato main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
deb http://security.debian.org potato/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ potato main non-free contrib

After you put that in, run dselect
choose update
choose select
choose install

Then run tasksel, and run select and install again in dselect.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-24 01:16 am (UTC)

Re: dselect

thanks! that was very helpful....

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From: ahze
2001-02-23 05:04 pm (UTC)
you going with stable or unstable?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-23 05:07 pm (UTC)

Re:

unstable

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From: (Anonymous)
2001-02-23 05:07 pm (UTC)

Message from your geography paper

Please write me, please!
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From: billemon
2001-02-23 05:13 pm (UTC)
VI!
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[User Picture]From: revjim
2001-02-24 02:10 pm (UTC)
how does it feel to be a man?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-24 02:32 pm (UTC)

Re:

heh
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[User Picture]From: colin
2001-02-28 10:09 am (UTC)

newbies

what flavor of linux do you recommend for a linux virgin??

Reminder: My only *nix experience is with solaris in the labs here.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-28 11:28 am (UTC)

Re: newbies

mandrake, perhaps? never used it, though.
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