Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: June 07 2007,12:11
Perhaps the first thing to do is to decide whether you want to use DSL, DSL-N, DSL embedded or DSL-N embedded.
I do not know how embedded works with respect to apt-get with either DSL or DSL-N. As you know, apt-get works fine with DSL and, with a little effort, it will work with DSL-N.
Maybe you need to check if the packages you are looking for are in the archived Debian packages DSL uses or in Debian oldstable, stable, etc.
To check whether your packages are in the archives, try this:
|Code Sample |
|# su dsl mydsl-load /path-to-file/dsl-dpkg.unc|
# apt-get update
# apt-get install mypackage
If your packages are not found, you will need to go to the package search section of the Debian site - change the "distribution" from "stable" to "any" and enter your package in the "keyword" section.
Your packages will no doubt show up somewhere - most probably in oldstable or stable. Once you find them, I guess you have two choices:
1. Download the package (and any dependent packages) and install them with "dpkg -i package.deb"
2. Modify /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the appropriate Debian distribution (oldstable, stable, etc) then redo "apt-get update" and "apt-get install package"