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  Adventures in Migrating to New Linux Distributions
Subject:   Things I would have done differently
Date:   2005-04-09 08:04:07
From:   cyber_rigger
Response to: Things I would have done differently

IIRC the sarge installer CD just lists the "main" packages


If you also want "contrib" and "non-free" and "non-US"
your /etc/apt/sources.list should look something like this:



deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sarge main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ sarge/non-US main contrib non-free



To add/remove packages use the text based "dselect".


To configure a bunch of stuff at once use "tasksel".


Once you have your GUI going use "synaptic".



If you need to tweak X use (from console as root)


dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86