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Old 12-27-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
dhoro
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apt-get unable to find packages


Hi folks!

I'm really, really new to debian, so the first thing I've tried to do was to install some packages. It seems I've ran into a little problem with apt-get: I'm trying to install qmail. I can find the package using the debian.org package search, but apt-get keeps telling me it can't find the package. Here's what I've tried so far:

Code:
apt-get source qmail
apt-get source qmail-src
apt-get install qmail
apt-get install qmail-src
None of these work and apt-get fails with an "unable to find package" error. Why could this happen? Should I setup some additional sources in /ect/apt/sources.list? Right now, this file contains:

Code:
#deb *cdrom/ sarge main

deb **mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src **mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ testing main

deb **security.debian.org/ testing/updates main
Note: It seems I cannot post an url so in the contents of the sources.list file, I've replaced the file protocol with a '*' and the http protocol with '**'.

I know the apt-get works for other packages because I've successfully installed tcpdump and I've simulated installation for apache and php.


Thanks!
Dan

Last edited by dhoro; 12-27-2004 at 10:33 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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be sure before typing"apt-get install" make
Code:
apt-get update
 
Old 12-27-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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Nope, that wasn't it .

But thanks for the quick reply!
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hi

qmail seems to be in non-free

You need to add the following deb-src **mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib

Then you should be able to do apt-get update and then install it.

Hope that helps

sls
 
Old 12-28-2004, 09:40 AM   #5
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Just check it and I think SLS is right. qmail is commercial
 
  


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