Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Aug. 18 2004,01:14
first, you need to restore the dpkg system.
this is easy. in the menu, go Apps>Tools>Enable Apt *Note: you need an active internet connection to do this*
next, since you are just moving over from M$ WindoZzz you'll probably want the nice GUI frontend to Apt - Synaptic.
to enable Synaptic, just go Apps>Tools>got memory & bandwidth>Synaptic
it is a significantly larger download than dpkg, so it could take a while.
afterwards, just run Synaptic and it'll let you choose any package in the Debian "Stable" .deb servers.
if you want more up-to-date apps, you want the "unstable" tree.
to do this simply change the file at /etc/apt/sources.list to look like this.
|Code Sample |
|#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main |
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb http://www.modularity.org/knoppix ./
hope this helps! ^_^
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