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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect
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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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