[svlug] Migration to Debian

maestro maestro415 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 05:43:36 PST 2015


Excellent rick...

Quoting Rick:
>Install acroread from the deb-multimedia.org repository, as detailed here:
>  <https://wiki.debian.org/PDFI>
>would personally _avoid_ installing package mozilla-acroread or any
>otherplugin code to enable acroread to be used by default (directly) for
>PDFsretrieved from public networks.  It is far too severe a security
>risk.Instead, right-click download selected PDFs from your Web
>browser(orwhatever you use to retrieve them), and open those PDFs only,
>locally.

>For normal PDF handling, use the likes of Evince, xpdf, okular,
etc.They're >way safer if only because they don't have Javascript
interpretersbuilt into >them.

> >1) Is there a way to get around having to install the disk frequently
for> some packages?

Quoting Rick:
>Um, yes.  Just remove or comment out the lines relating to your
>Debianinstaller CD or DVD from /etc/apt/sources.list or
/etc/apt/sources.d/>*, asthe case may be.


Message ends.
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On Saturday, January 3, 2015, Rick Moen <rick at svlug.org> wrote:
>
> Scott DuBois wrote:
>
>> I mainly wanted to get a feel for how the Debian ecosystem works.
>
> The thread from 2004 included the exact basic advice on the subject I
would
> still give you today, so instead of writing everything all over again, I
> figured it's be more efficient to give you URLs so you could read the
> earlier iteration.
>
> That thread started because some guy popped into the mailing list and said
> what amounted to 'Hi, tell me what the best Linux distribution is, so I
can
> use it and skip the rest.'  Which normally starts a reallly dumb round of
> advocay pitches and worse things, but I was trying to elevate the outcome
> into something meaningful and useful.  So, you'll have to read past bits
> about OpenSUSE, RHEL, etc. to where I also discuss Debian matters.
>
> Please don't tell me you blew off the URLs and ignored them as 'historical
> Linux stuff'.  I have an irrational hope that I might not be wasting my
time
> when I try to inform people.
>
>> My coursework requires me to read books from downloaded PDF that
>> are security protected for copyright protection and thus require Adobe
>> Reader to be able to perform the security log in.
>
> Install acroread from the deb-multimedia.org repository, as detailed here:
> https://wiki.debian.org/PDF
>
> I would personally _avoid_ installing package mozilla-acroread or any
other
> plugin code to enable acroread to be used by default (directly) for PDFs
> retrieved from public networks.  It is far too severe a security risk.
> Instead, right-click download selected PDFs from your Web browser (or
> whatever you use to retrieve them), and open those PDFs only, locally.
>
> For normal PDF handling, use the likes of Evince, xpdf, okular, etc.
> They're way safer if only because they don't have Javascript interpreters
> built into them.
>
>> 1) Is there a way to get around having to install the disk frequently for
>> some packages?
>
> Um, yes.  Just remove or comment out the lines relating to your Debian
> installer CD or DVD from /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.d/*, as
> the case may be.
>
> As you will see when/if you consult the three URLs I provided, I concurred
> with Ivan Sergio Borgonovo that Debian newcomers should stick to the
Stable
> brnach for a while, while learning how things work.  I pointed out tha
> Stable comprises application versions extremely far from the cutting edge,
> which indeed makes them ultra-stable but also rather old (less so right
> immediately following release of a Stable branch, but true generally).
> The assumption many people including you make that Testing (a rolling
> release) is crazily close to the cutting edge, is an extremely common
error.
> In fact, Testing on a routine basis is more stable than typical
non-rolling
> major distributions such as RHEL/CentOS, Open`USE, Mandriva, etc.
>
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