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[OFFTOPIC] Installing debian packages without CD
Hey,

Just looking for a little installation help.

I have Debian Etch installed using a NetInst disc.

When I run the command to install all the packages:

Code:
apt-get install $(cat ./docs/Debian/debian-packages-etch)

I get a message telling me I need to insert the Debian installation CD. I don't have access to this machine anymore as it's co-located in a data center. How do I tell it to download and install those packages instead of getting them from the CD?

Thanks
(This post was last modified: 02-08-2009 06:23 AM by rbtux.)
02-08-2009 06:16 AM
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RE: Installing without CD
this is really off-topic here! Therefore I move this thread (and alter the title)

Solution:
in the /etc/apt/sources.list there are lines starting with deb cdrom: which you should comment out, then apt-get update, then try again...
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RE: Installing without CD
open in Console

Code:
vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and disable this with a #:

Code:
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r6 _Etch_ - Official i386 NETINST Binary-1 20081220-23:12]/ etch contrib main

Thats it!
02-08-2009 06:23 AM
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RE: [OFFTOPIC] Installing debian packages without CD
@chibe:

you forgot the apt-get update ;-))
02-08-2009 06:25 AM
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RE: [OFFTOPIC] Installing debian packages without CD
When is working with this: http://www.isp-control.net/documentation...ion/debian

was my response correct.

;-))
02-08-2009 06:29 AM
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RE: [OFFTOPIC] Installing debian packages without CD
yeah right just kidding ;-)
02-08-2009 06:31 AM
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RE: [OFFTOPIC] Installing debian packages without CD
Hey guys,

Thanks for the super speedy response. This was awesome. Fixed my problem. I used to use VHCS a few years ago and really liked it, when I found out you guys were working on this I was super stoked to get an updated system similar to VHCS.

Thanks!
02-08-2009 07:37 AM
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