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Re: BUSTER install - CATCH-22

On 03/31/2019 08:55 AM, bw wrote:
In-Reply-To: <a96e19f6-dce3-215f-cba8-f67c60e5ccb0@xxxxxxxxxxx>

The installation, having put the DVD1 ISO on a flash drive, encountered
no problems

*HOWEVER* I need several packages [gparted, tcl, tk] which are in the DVD

Synaptic is unable to install them:
  1. sources.list refers to a non-existent physical DVD.
  2. the default installation has no way of informing Synaptic
     that it should look for an alternate iso image.
  3. modifying sources.list was unsuccessful

I added the line

    deb "file:/media/richard/Debian testing amd64 1/debian" buster contrib main

The line left by the installer usually looks something like:
deb cdrom:[Name of CD/DVD - The word Official and the Date]/ buster main

Yes, but ... <chuckle>
By default automount of flash drives is enabled and
   /media/richard/Debian testing amd64 1/debian
is how the system identifies the mounted flash drive.
[And I've forgotten how to disable automount]

and if you mount either the usb or the .iso to /media/cdrom then apt can
find it and you can continue installing pkgs from it after first boot.

Can't do that as it is already mounted. Tried another workaround and crashed the system. Doing a re-install now. As I've work to do, I'll install manually install the needed packages before closing the installer.

Haven't people warned you that apt or apt-get is preferred over synaptic?

Opinions differ ;/

Do it the easy way.

That's why I use Synaptic.
Besides I suspect a typical user will use a GUI when possible.
I have found a problem and believe I should document it. Besides, before retirement, I was an inspector. Concern for "minor" details is my nature.

Thank you.