[Herts] Debian Install Amusements..

Jason Clifford jason at ukpost.com
Mon Feb 2 08:16:57 GMT 2004

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Nicolas Pike wrote:

> Turns out, the disk has some existing partitions. I removed these and the
> install went through ok. Which is great news! I now have the prompt and can
> see the net.  Next task is to read more about apt-get so I can get (Please
> don't laugh!!) Webmin running!! The target is to build a server with..
> Webmin, Postfix (Maildir), Courier, Apache (2.0?) Squirrel mail, proftp, ssh
> etc. As per my current RH 9.0 Blade.

The basic use of apt-get to install is:

apt-get install [package]

If you want to run Postfix (which I very much recommend) don't use the 
version that comes as standard for Debian 3.0 (Woody) as it is Postfix 1.x 
and not recommended any more.

There are Postfix 2.x packages available in the Backports system 
(http://www.backports.org/). Similarly you'll need to use Backports to get 
Apache 2.0.

Alternatively you can just build your own.

Jason Clifford
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