[Herts] RE: Debian Install

Neil Youngman n.youngman at ntlworld.com
Wed Feb 18 18:46:04 GMT 2004

On Sunday 15 Feb 2004 12:23 am, Nicolas Pike wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the very useful links re installing etc Debian. I now have all
> the basic stuff going, and have upgraded Postfix and Apache2 from
> www.backports.org successfully.
> For all the installs I have done so far the required .deb files have been
> in say, postfix/i386 on backport.org I have just added postfix to the
> backport.org sources.list and I have used apt-get install postfix to
> install them with no problems. But the kernel images are a few more levels
> down the directory structure. I am unsure how I should specify the path in
> the sources.list file? I have tried just using the path but that fails.
> For example...
> If I add a backport.org sources.list entry for kernel-2.6 then apt-get
> update does not complain, ok so far.
> But "apt-get install
> kernel-image-2.6.2-1-386_2.6.2-0.backports.org.1_i386.deb" fails with file
> not found.
> Adding the "full" path to the sources.list entry does not seem to help.

Possibly a silly question, but have you tried  cutting off most of the version 
info, e.g. "apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.2" 

> Current Sources.list file extract
> deb http://www.uk.backports.org/debian stable postfix apache2
> deb-src http://www.uk.backports.org/debian stable postfix apache2
> deb http://www.uk.backports.org/debian stable kernel-image-2.6.2-i386

looks OK to me.

> Rambling on .. then, but it is late and the wheat beer was nice!!!
> I suppose the real question is.. How does apt-get use the sources.list
> entries to traverse/search directories?

Does http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ answer that?



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