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dada

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Dec 2010, 16:53    Post_subject:  

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cprivers

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Dec 2010, 17:47    Post_subject:  

I got that, but it sounds like he wants a "before & after", so I have to install something to get the "after", right?

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Dec 2010, 18:25    Post_subject:  

the main reason for installing a package is that when the tarballs are expanded,
one can do a diff that will show what contents have changed.

I only suggested dash because it has few dependencies and it is fairly debian specific.

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visiondude

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jan 2011, 17:14    Post_subject: Apt-get, synaptic, aptitude
Sub_title: deb installer
 

Thanks tgp1994 Cool
I was finding Puppy-5.1.1 very limited with the pet installer, but thanks to you puppy is now complete.
Nice one.
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jan 2011, 18:01    Post_subject:  

This actually works on Puppy 5.x?
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visiondude

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 12:57    Post_subject: Want straight up access to all Ubuntu/Debian packages?
Sub_title: Package installer
 

Hi all
After installing dpkg, apt-get, aptitude, synaptic in 5.x you will probably get some errors, the way I sorted this was to have cli, and debian.org open at the same time, if you run say e.g: apt-get and it through up an error you go back to debian.org and download and install the missing lib file or whatever you need, and continue running the apps in cli until you have no more errors.
Hope it works for you.
P.S: You will have to create a dpkg blank [status file] you will get the location in the error message. Razz
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tgp1994

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 13:46    Post_subject: Re: Want straight up access to all Ubuntu/Debian packages?
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visiondude wrote:

P.S: You will have to create a dpkg blank [status file] you will get the location in the error message. Razz


I'm assuming you didn't read my tutorial all the way through Smile

But thank you for the suggestions on 5.x debianization.
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anderson6220

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan 2011, 20:21    Post_subject: apt-get
Sub_title: error message
 

Good evening. I have been playing around with different linux distributions for a number of years as a hobby. I am currently running Puppy 5.2 on an old Dell 620. This is the first time I have ever made a post, so please let me know if I am not following protocol or etiquette. i did as you suggested and downloaded the files from the Debian website. When I type apt-get in a terminal, I get a list of options. However, when I try to execute apt-get install, I get the error message " Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2:No such file or directory). I get the same message if I try to run aptitude, except I get the message twice. I am by no means a computer expert. None of the previous posts or downloads seemed to address this issue in terms I can understand. So, any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Than ks
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan 2011, 20:35    Post_subject:  

Hi anderson6220,

Often debian files will install by just left clicking on them, but come back if that doesn't help.

This section is really intended for solutions (as opposed to problems) and sometimes it is better to start a new thread in one the sections above this one.This is only mentioned as you asked.

Anyway - Welcome to the forum.

My regards
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tgp1994

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan 2011, 21:32    Post_subject:  

Oh, I think he's quite alright posting in this topic, after all, you can't have a solution without a problem in the first place Wink Anyhow, I'm only subscribed to this topic, rather than the forum, so I would be unavailable to offer what I know if he made a new topic.

Per your issue anderson, create a blank file in /var/lib/dpkg named status.

I know my tutorial can get quite lengthy in the wiki, although it's a pretty good read, and can solve you a lot of problems and wasted time on those problems. Go ahead and take a look Smile
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anderson6220

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jan 2011, 18:53    Post_subject: getting apt-get to work  

Hello Jasper and tgp1994. Thanks for the advice. I will give each a try.
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