Fwd: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Debian install

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sat Jan 15 12:20:30 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:28:19AM -0800, Ian Sutherland wrote:
> Jacob, Further, since I was not able to configure apt-get during install, 
> no internet connection, how do I do that now?

If you have a Debian disc nearby, install the "base-config" package.
One of the tools it supplies is "apt-setup".  Run this command as root:

  # apt-setup

...and it will go through the process of configuring 'apt' again... I believe
it should be identical to the configuration process it goes through when
you first install.

(My first guest that "dpkg-reconfigure apt" would do it, but it does not.
And, in fact, while Googling to help answer this question, I discovered
that someone had committed a wishlist to the Debian bugtracker suggesting
exactly that! ;^) )

Good luck!

bill at newbreedsoftware.com          April shower bring Kompressor power!

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