[techtalk] Debian

Jen Hamilton jhamilto at n2h2.com
Fri Mar 9 14:46:02 EST 2001

The only thing I know about apt-get is that it's a wrapper for
dselect. I'd suggest using dselect, as it may give you more control
(a.k.a. more explicit error messages) over installs. dselect is a little
confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it...

In any case, here's a quick tutorial:


On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Rachel Andrew wrote:

> Hi
> >      Two important things -- what distribution of Debian are you using,
> >and what version of KDE do you want?  I'd recommend going for KDE 2
> >over KDE 1.x.  On my system, I installed KDE 2 onto my
> >recently-upgraded potato.  /etc/apt/sources.list should contain:
> >
> >deb http://kde.tdyc.com potato main crypto kde2 qt1apps optional
> I tried this, I had tried this to different locations last night and it 
> just says file not found, my connection to the net is fine
> >      Once you've gotten all the packages, add startkde to your
> >.xsession and remove any other window managers (assuming you're not
> >doing that funky WindowMaker/KDE mix thing) if you're using xdm to
> >start X.  Otherwise, just invoke KDE manually when you start X.
> now you have lost me... i have always just installed kde with my redhat 
> install and it has just worked... I don't even know that I have x installed 
> on this or anything, the NT disk looks more tempting by the minute it has 
> to be said!!
> Rachel Andrew
> http://www.rachelandrew.co.uk
> i know there is strength in the differences between us and i know there is 
> comfort where we overlap - ani difranco
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