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Old 12-15-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
craigdolson
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Unhappy apt wont install a single package


I am very frustrted. I have not been able to install a single program using apt. I tried to install gaim, one of many packages. Here is the output.

-su-2.05b# apt-get install gaim
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Note, selecting gaim-gnome instead of gaim
Package gaim-gnome is a virtual package provided by:
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package gaim-gnome has no installation candidate



Here is a copy of my sources.list file

-su-2.05b# cat sources.list

#deb http://penguinppc.org/~daniels/sid/i386 ./
#deb http://people.debian.org/~fpeters/gnome2.4/ ./
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib
# deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free


what the heck am i doing wrong???
I know there was an attack on Debians site and that packages.debian.org is down. Does that have anything to do with this insanity. As you can assume, i am new to debian, however i have used apt many times before with RH and Suse.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:18 AM   #2
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try

apt-cache search gaim

it should give you a list of packages concerning gaim. Maybe just type the correct name

Have you done
apt-get update before?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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i have done apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade several times, and with different sources as well. Every time i do that, it tells me there are no packages to upgrade, or that i need dependencies, but it doesnt download them. It was my understanding that apt would download and install your dependencies if you need them.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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yes, it is apt's usual behavior. Sometimes it isn' t though.

have you tried apt-get install gaim-gnome?

or apt-cache search gaim?
 
  


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