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Re: installing 9.4 from the dvd's iso.




On Monday 11 June 2018 16:50:39 Patrick Bartek wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:07:46 -0400
>
> Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Generally speaking, a big hey y'all to the developers.
> >
> > All of my squawks about the wheezy installer have been addressed.
>
> Good to hear. However, I never had any problem with my custom install
> of Wheezy 5 years ago.  Nor, for that matter, with Stretch. Never
> bothered with Jessie.
>
> > [snip]
> >
> > Just one thing seems to be missing: apt nor synaptic, will go out on
> > the net and refresh the list of repo's in the sources.list. I have
> > no clue if its because the network interface has been renamed from
> > eth0 to enpsomething0, but it doesn't fetch the repo contents at
> > all. Firefox was sent to look at a few sites, worked as expected so
> > its not a network problem IMO.
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > However an admittedly cursory read of all the files in /etc/apt,
> > does not explain apt's reticence to download the new repo lists. So
> > thats the next thing to fix.
> >
> > Can someone perhaps share a clue since I don't have one?
>
> Show /etc/apt/sources.list as well as /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ files.

Had a heck of a time, seems the 2 lower trays in the hotswap cage are 
still serviced with red sata cables, which are known to have only a 
4 or 5 year life, something in that red dye eats the copper into a 
rusty looking powder. And thats the only 2 red cables left in this 
decade old system. All the other original build red cables are gone.

So I have that drive back to hanging out of the machine and mounted 
on /media/sdcslash. On an orangish/tan cable. Black, blue, even green
seem to be ok, but red may as well be tossed in the trash because you
WILL eventually have to change it.

So here is that sources.list:
(wordwrapoff)
==================
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.4.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20180310-11:21]/ stretch contrib main 
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.4.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20180310-11:21]/ stretch contrib main 

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib 

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free 

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free 

# stretch-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free 
===============

Now the sources.list.d contents: But its empty. Will have trinity r14 
in it shortly as I'm quite used to TDE, its a Just Works desktop. That
will bring in kmail so I can copy all my custom scripts over, and 
actually start making stretch do my things.

/etc/apt/preferences.d is empty
/etc/apt/trustedgpg seems to have the usual suspects for wheezy, jessie, 
and stretch.

Anything else you need to see while I'm trying to corral some more sata 
cables that are NOT red?

/rant on
I've hated that red dye since back in the 1970's when in addition to 
keeping a Nebraska Educational Commissions UHF tv station on the air, 
I was serviceing 99% of the truckers cb radio's, and trying to find a 
dependable source for replacement mic cables, broken red wires in those 
J.A.Pan company cables were an absolute pandemic.  And now the Chinese 
are doing it to us.
/rant off

Thank you Patrick.

Oh, is ifconfig and route on the first dvd? Its possible theres something
wrong with the networking but I don't have the old standby's to show me.
ip route looks sane but I'm the old hippy who has not yet seen that this 
"ip" stuff can actually replace ifconfig.

-- 
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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