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Re: Systemic Debian bug -- was [Re: BUSTER install - CATCH-22]

On 2019-04-03, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I was going to document here the work-a-round I successfully used 
> yesterday to install desired additional packages.

There's a bug report concerning this from 2014.


In that thread our very own Brian P. states:

 It would appear that on Wheezy it is necessary for '--no-auto-detect'
 to be added to the apt-cdrom command to get sources.list written to.

 On Jessie 'sudo apt-cdrom -d /media/usb0 add' works with or without
 this option.

I guess the above holds true for Stretch and Buster, buster (but it's only a

> Before doing so, I attempted to duplicate the steps performed yesterday. 
> I received a strange error message. I suspect I know the source of the 
> problem(s). It will take at least a day to document.

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