[Debian] installer:<<E: Could not find the following binaries: ar>> and few questions

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Tue Jan 19 14:30:10 CET 2010

Joif <fdvjoif at vodafone.it> writes:
> # E: Could not find the following binaries:  ar
> But in the debian repository there are no packages named "ar", maybe "ara"?
> If so, a correction of the install script is needed.

apt-file search bin/ar

shows that ar is part of the binutils package.  However the script can
not install any debian packages if it has no ar :-)

What distro are you using that has no ar?

> 2)I have a 8GB Kingston uSD, a reasonable swap size? is 512MB enough?

With 128M of RAM that is gigantic amount of swap :-)

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