Topic: Apt-get errors
started by: vocabulaic
Posted by vocabulaic on Nov. 13 2003,04:14Using 0.4.10 on a hd-install, I have enabled apt-get via the pages' operation.
Now, however, when running apt-get install ANYTHING I get: "E: Cannot get debconf version. Is debconf installed?" I even tried "apt-get install debconf" --- same thing. "dpkg: can't mmap package info file '/var/lib/dpkg/available: No such device"
Any suggestions or tweaking to get apt-get to work? I'm remaking my server and need to get samba and httpd up as soon as possible!
Posted by Henk on Nov. 13 2003,21:17Well my guess is that you have to do something with your sources.list file.
you can find this file at /etc/apt/sources.list
it defines the hosts where it is trying to download the files from
my sources.list lookes like
the words testing mean that it actually gets the latest versions, meaning not always the most stable ones. good enough for me:)
Posted by vocabulaic on Nov. 13 2003,21:47definitely not sources, as I'm using the same custom sources list from when I was running Lirabranet on Debian Secure... I touched available ot make it show up, but still had greater problems with dpkg and debconf. Went ahead and just wiped the HD... trying to find any debian-based thing I can instll as all I need on this computer is httpd/vsftp/iptables/tripwire/samba - Figured I could use DSL and cut out some of the X stuff I don't need, but after having seen how much of a PITA it would turn into to truly secure it (easy as heck to get into root -- if anyone is at my terminals) I'm trying other solutions...
Posted by KevB on Nov. 14 2003,13:54
Why not just install Debian? Install the base system, in order to boot, then use apt-get to add the services/apps you need.
Posted by vocabulaic on Nov. 14 2003,16:59I have yet to get a network .iso of debian to properly boot (this is a very finicky old system) - and have yet to find any mirror for the regular full .iso's that I get more than 3kb/sec to. Since I have to get this finished set up by tomorrow I may have to resort to hunting more.
Posted by KevB on Nov. 14 2003,19:15Did you try www.linuxiso.org?
If you use a download manager such as GetRight you will be able to search for faster alternatives also.