Joined: Sep. 2004
||Posted: May 20 2005,07:01
1. Is dsl-dpkg.dsl fully downloading? It should be 1.49MB in size.
If it's zero bytes, then the download is obviously not occuring. Perhaps go to the dsl online repository (see the main dsl page) and download it from there instead.
2. As with all .dsl extensions: to install, select dsl-dpkg.dsl in emelFM and click the MyDsl emelFM button. The desktop will blink mometarily.
3. Right-click on the desktop, open a shell and type apt-get --help. You'll see what you have to do there.
4. Or if you don't like the command line, then download synaptic.dsl from the repository if you haven't already. Synaptic is just a GUI for apt-get. Install as above. Click the synaptic icon on the desktop and a panel should open with a long list of Debian packages showing. You'll work it out from there.
NB: If you can only access the internet via a proxy (possibly the case if the 'enable apt' script wasn't downloading the extension), then you need to set the proxy environment variables:
These can go in any of the system init files but I put mine in ~/.xinitrc.
Or you can just set these variables for apt only in /etc/apt/apt.conf -- see the linux man page for apt.conf(5).
Hope that helps.
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