Joined: July 2006
||Posted: July 10 2006,13:50
I want to install .dsl apps, but I gather that apt-get is implemented only in the frugal installs and not the "big" HD install. Is this correct?
Bash told me "apt: command not found", so I tried to "Enable apt" under Tools, and a box flashed on the screen, too quick to read. Trying to enter Synaptic, I get the following error message:
Calling the dpkg restore script...
Downgrading apt back to version 0.5.4...
wget: ftp.debian.org: Host name lookup failure
touch: /var/tmp/synfail: No such file or directory
An error occured while trying to get apt downgrade
[press return to continue]
and the program then quits. It's not surprising that it couldn't get the file, as the computer is not connected to internet. However, I'm curious as to why it needs to "downgrade".
Is there any other way I can install without apt, or else fix apt? I can transfer needed files to the DSL computer.
Thanks in advance