Pre-requisites To make sure you can successfully follow this guide, there are few key points we need to agree upon. I'm going to assume that you: installed Debian from have the network properly configured. This is only important if you have a decent Internet link (512 kbit/s or more) and want do install software directly from the Debian repositories on the Internet or your local LAN. You will be given the choice to do that at installation phase, and the relevant instructions are contained in the &LNK17;". have just the base system installed (around 110 megabytes in total). To get a system like this, don't run start working with the system by logging in to the superuser account (your login name is
Debian GNU software distribution Free Software distributions are, as the name implies, comprised of a large number of Free Software programs. That's why when you pick Debian GNU, you get not only a basic operating system, but a complete environment with more (much more) than 10,000 precompiled, prepackaged and For you, the
The Advanced Package Tool Most computer environments recognize the concept of Debian specifically has developed a
Configuring APT There's very little you need to do to configure your Debian package management system. Run echo "APT::Cache-Limit 12582912;" >> /etc/apt/apt.conf. This will prevent the "Dynamic MMap ran out of room" error message that you would maybe encounter (or if you still get the error, open the /etc/apt/apt.conf file and increase the Cache-Limit number) Remove the /etc/apt/sources.list file, if it exists (as the superuser, run rm /etc/apt/sources.list) If you have an Internet link working, run if you have any Debian GNU CD-Roms, run run /etc/apt/sources.list, retrieve package indexes and prepare local cache. Watch out for any error output; if it tells you to run the command one more time, do so The apt-cdrom add commands will only configure your /etc/apt/sources.list file, which is all it takes to get on stage with Having configured