64studio 3.0 beta3 - how to attach Debian Lenny DVDs to Synaptic/apt?

  • Godsider
Posted: Tue, 05/05/2009 - 15:24
I want to be able to install packages from Debian Lenny 5.0.1 DVDs in 64studio 3.0 beta3, but it seemes to be impossible to attach the Lenny DVDs to Synaptic or apt to resolve dependencies automatically. When I insert any Lenny DVD into DVD drive, Synaptic just refuse to see the DVD as if no media is present in DVD drive. However, this media can be normally accessed in regular way. I suppose it's due to Ubuntu-based nature of the release, and this may be the reason why Debian media isn't supported. May be only Ubuntu media should work. Is it possible to make Synaptic and/or apt work with Lenny distro's DVDs?

these are very serious

  • keithff25
  • 07/25/09
  • Sat, 07/25/2009 - 12:19
these are very serious stuff, i friend of mine went through a similar project and he got it done through a CD Replication service, they know what to do and how to do things when it comes to tertiary storage

WOOT - no dvd..

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 05/05/2009 - 16:20
I had the same issue lately in my Debian system. The Synaptic system wouldn't register my newly installed DVD -burner, because the file /etc/fstab wasn't updated to match the new configuration. If 64Studio 3.0 is based on Ubuntu I have a hunch that this same file includes unique UUID numbers that create a mess when changing configurations. I solved this by editing my /etc/fstab to include this line: /dev/hd? /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 I changed the line a bit to make it less confusing - the letter after /hd* depends on the number of hard disk drives in your system: first disk=/dev/hda, second=/dev/hdb, third=/dev/hdc etc. In some cases (laptops) this could be /dev/sda et al. After this a simple apt-cdrom add should be enough.

The DVD now is visible, but apt cannot find anything on it

  • Godsider
  • 05/05/09
  • Wed, 05/06/2009 - 15:09
Thanx for the advice, after making changes to fstab apt-cdrom and Synaptic can access the media, but the result of "apt-cdrom add" command is: Found 0 package indexes, 0 source indexes, 0 translation indexes and 0 signatures E: Unable to locate any package files, perhaps this is not a Debian Disc Synaptic says the same. What may be wrong? May it be due to architecture mismatch of the 64studio (amd64) and Lenny distro DVDs (i386)?