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checking dependancies

Postby ericg75 » 2017-12-02 19:42

Hi,

I have just installed Debian Stretch (9) using the amd64 iso DVD-ROM. The pc is now up and running- but I would like to ask if there is a way to check my pc for installation status. I mean that some of the software packages I have installed in the past required "multi-arch" libs etc. Since I only had, and used the 1st (of 14) iso DVD-ROMs I'm feeling there are some important things that will turn up as missing. Also, when I run 'apt-get-update' all I see are references to that 1st DVD-ROM disk. I welcome any comments or suggestions. /E
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Re: checking dependancies

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-02 20:01

I've never actually used the DVDs but I think the packages contained within are ordered according to popcon so the popular stuff is on the first few disks.
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Re: checking dependancies

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-02 21:11

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Re: checking dependancies

Postby kedaha » 2017-12-02 22:18

ericg75 wrote:Hi,
Also, when I run 'apt-get-update' all I see are references to that 1st DVD-ROM disk. I welcome any comments or suggestions. /E

Well, you might like to run ListInstalledPackages.
& you might also post what the following command in the terminal shows:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Then someone here can advise; if this configuration file isn't OK, you'll only be able to install from your DVD-ROM disk.
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Re: checking dependancies

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-02 23:41

ericg75 wrote:... I would like to ask if there is a way to check my pc for installation status. I mean that some of the software packages I have installed in the past required "multi-arch" libs etc.


apt-get has a 'check' command that might be what you are asking about. Also, usually any cli apt tool will complain if there is something wrong after just about any command you enter. If you try to install a package that needs multi-arch or other libs, then apt should complain if it can't find the dependencies, that's what apt is for.
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