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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect



I installed "man"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Strauss" <jjstrauss@yahoo.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect


> Gonna try the stuff now.  I started this again on this machine (other than
> it was totally not working), I was going to send you an example of
DBD::CVS
> for your auto tracking thing (you've probably already got it working by
now)
> :)  What's that saying: the road to hell is paved with good intentions
>
> Jay
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
> To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 09, 2002 1:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect
>
>
> > begin Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com>
> > > Ok, so I upgraded my test machine to woody. Now I'm getting "startx:
> > > command not found".  Here are my questions:
> >
> > make sure these packages are installed:
> >
> > ii  xfree86-common  4.1.0-14       X Window System (XFree86)
> infrastructure
> > ii  xfreecd         0.7.8-5        a GTK-based CD Player
> > ii  xserver-xfree86 4.1.0-14       the XFree86 X server
> > ii  xbase-clients   4.1.0-14       miscellaneous X clients
> >
> > startx belongs to xbase-clients.  if they're installed, make sure their
> > installed fully and configured (see my debian package tutorial for more
> > info on this).
> >
> >
> > > 1) How do I determine the version(s) of X installed on my system
> >
> > try:
> >
> >    X -probeonly > X.out
> >
> > look at the first few lines.
> >
> > > 2) Is there a new way to start X (different than startx)?
> >
> > plenty of ways.  but you should use startx.
> >
> > > Here is my /etc/apt/sources.list:
> > >
> > > deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main
> > > deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main
> >
> > here's mine if you want to use it:
> >
> > deb     ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main non-free contrib
> > deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main non-free contrib
> > deb     ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib
> non-free
> > deb-src ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib
> non-free
> >
> > # Security
> > deb     http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
> >
> > # Wine     apt-get -b source wine
> > deb     http://gluck.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
> > deb-src http://gluck.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
> >
> >
> > > Here is:
> > >
> > > debian:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
> > > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > > Calculating Upgrade... Done
> > > The following packages have been kept back
> > >   nethack
> > > 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1  not
upgraded.
> >
> > this means that nethack depends on another package which isn't currently
> > on your system.  debian normally won't do that unless you specifically
> > tell it that it's ok.  debian always errs on the side of caution.  to
> > install the most recent version of nethack along with all its
> > dependencies (even the ones that aren't currently on your system), do:
> >
> > apt-get install nethack
> >
> >
> >
> > btw, when upgrading software, you use apt-get update.
> >
> > when upgrading an operating system (as in going from potato to woody),
> > you use apt-get dist-upgrade.  so at this point, you want to use:
> >
> > dselect update && apt-get upgrade
> >
> > or you can even alias it:
> >
> > alias updatesys="dselect update && apt-get upgrade"
> >
> > > I'm not sure where to go from here
> > > Jay
> >
> > just remember this next time i post a perl question.   ;-)
> >
> > pete
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