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Re: [ProgSoc] More on Linux distros - Debian issues
On Fri, 4 Apr 2003 03:22 pm, alister air wrote:
] I see... but trying unstable on my local mirror (iinet.net.au) it keeps
Use another mirror -- aarnet springs to mind (it's the one
I use and it seems pretty good).
] telling me that the debs I need aren't there. Should I try installing
] 3.0r1 and then upgrading xserver only from unstable or testing (or
] apt-get.org)? I could also just download the .deb and use dpkg to install
This will [likely] fail spectacularly - the dependencies alone
will cause an utter nightmare. Just live with unstable, and
do a proper install of it (dist-upgrade from stable f.e. after
initial install - so you've got minimal packages to replace,
and you therefore minimize network usage (but aren't you
on an unlimited or at least generous plan?)).
] This is clearly not transparent menus on apt-get.org - a site made for
] lynx if ever I've seen one. Very sad... they figure if you're getting
] there then clearly x is fucked so you can't see pretty pictures.
Compare and contrast www.debian.org with .. any of the
.com distro sites - redhat, suse, mandrake.
apt-get.org is carrying on the tradition of substance over
style, and with good reason - they're not there to sell you
something, they have no interest in titillating you with
blinkenlightsen. They're just offering you a few lines of
text that you can put in a text file of your own ...
] So the theory goes...
I am *this* close to being able to route via my usb/bluetooth
device .. but the hci0 network device refuses to let rfcommd
run against it .. for reasons that aren't immediately apparent.
] Sounds like ... fun. My Sony Clie doesn't do Bluetooth, but I don't think
] I need to surf from comfy chairs...
Don't knock it until you've tried it. Not sure of the range of
the Palm, but the usb/bluetooth device will go 100metres
(or so they say). Obviously if the Palm does significantly
less than that, it'll be a bit irritating .. but then provides a
good reason to install bluetooth access points in each room
in the house. (It's not just the comfy chair that lends itself
to surfing from.)
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