From: Martin Feeney (martin at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 08 May 2000 - 17:19:15 IST
On 8 May 00, at 17:47, Cormac McClean wrote:
> I'm wondering about installing applications:
> Is it possible to download the .deb files I need to my work PC and
> install them via PLIP?
> Or would I be better off downloading to a ZIP drive (100MB) and
> install the applications from there?
> Or, trying to install the whole system via PLIP? Does this work with
> any disto?
Yay! another debian convert!
You could do the entire thing via PLIP, however you'll need full ftp/http
or proxy access from the laptop to the internet over the PLIP connection -
how's your routing?
What version of debian have you installed? I'm presuming 2.1 or 2.2.
Both of these have the luvverly little package-getting tool called apt.
This should contain a list of URLs of places to get packages. If you told
the installer you were in Ireland it should already contain a few lines
pointing to a mirror at esat.net. If not, here's what you need (comment
out everything else):
deb ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.debian.org/debian/ potato main contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US potato non-US/main
deb http://security.debian.org potato/updates main
deb ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/ftp.debian.org/debian/ slink main contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US slink non-US/main
There's a proposed-updates deb URL for 2.1 with all the security updates,
but I can't remember it.
Add non-free after contrib if you want.
Now run dselect, select Access - change to apt, no need to update the list.
Select Update - it should now go away and get the list of all software
Select Select and wade through a very large list of software.
Finally, select Update and it'll download, install and configure whatever
you asked it to.
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