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Old 03-08-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
tbalboni
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Problem with apt


I'm still very new to linux (2 weeks of mandrake now this) I'm trying to get synaptic for apt because I don't want to pay for cnr but no matter what I try to download apt doesn't find it. please help

i'm using apt-get install synaptic which worked fine before.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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post the output of this:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list


what distro are you using apt on???
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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Can you install anything with the 'apt-get' command?
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:51 PM   #4
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in the sources.list the adresses were commented out so I uncommented 1 and apt started working. BUT whenever I use it the program itself doesn't work

example
I used apt-get install frozen-bubble

it went d/l'd and supposedlly installed but it wouldn't run
with a whereis frozen-bubble I got back /usr/games/frozen-bubble so it's there but won't run.

I don't know maybee I'll just pay for cnr.

distro lindows 4.5 le
 
Old 03-08-2004, 08:02 PM   #5
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If you are going to use apt-get, why not just go ahead and download a different flavor of Debian like knoppix or Mepis?
Lindows WANTS your CNR money.
apt-get works great on my mepis system.
 
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just curious: why are you using lindows instead of a "regular" distro???
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by tbalboni
in the sources.list the adresses were commented out so I uncommented 1 and apt started working. BUT whenever I use it the program itself doesn't work

example
I used apt-get install frozen-bubble

it went d/l'd and supposedlly installed but it wouldn't run
with a whereis frozen-bubble I got back /usr/games/frozen-bubble so it's there but won't run.

I don't know maybee I'll just pay for cnr.

distro lindows 4.5 le

Lindows is an awesome dist and sports the best interface to installing applications (CNR).
I really think CNR is essential when running Lindows, in order to get the right feeling.

I suggest you have a look at ChoicePC.com, where you can by a lifetime license to all releases of Lindows ever being made plus CNR for the rest of your life for... all for $100!

After having used almost every major distro since I started with linux '98, I signed up with ChoicePC less than two months ago and I'm REALLY pleased with lindows so far.
Btw the next Lindows (due later this spring) is gonna completely rock!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:06 PM   #8
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[i]apt-get works great on my mepis system. [/B]
apt-get, kpackage, and synaptic all work great on my Lindows system, too.
Lindows.com would like you to use CNR that is true. Its easy to install, reinstall and uninstall software and it works out the software dependancy issues. But not every program a person may want is in the CNR Library. Thus the need for a functioning alternative like apt-get.

 
Old 03-10-2004, 04:07 PM   #9
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thanks for the fast replies, I got a 1 month sub to cnr for now while I continue to play with apt.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:28 AM   #10
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tbalboni,
If youve got a 1 month sub. to CNR that gives you more than enough time to learn about apt. But don't give up on it what'ever you do.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:14 AM   #11
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To use Apt-Get properly with Lindows you have to change a section of the apt-get information. Lindows changed the destination to stop you from going around their CNR, but its easy to change. Do this from console:

cd /etc/apt
mv sources.list sources.list.old
echo "deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free" > sources.list
apt-get update

That will change where apt-get looks. Just update and upgrade and then you can do a apt-cache search (item) to find what you want or download synaptic (which I haven't yet so I dont know how fully it works) for the GUI interface.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:51 AM   #12
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When you get tired of paying for CNR, try Mandrake. You can use URPMI for free.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #13
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I already got a Laptop with Mandrake on it, learning them both. Just working Lindows right now.

Sham
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #14
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i am using lindows os 4.5 until i can get my modem to work with suse, first thing i did was type apt-get upgrade, it downloaded a bunch of stuff (i dont know what) then it seems to work fine, i type apt-get install icewm and it is downloading it now from ftp.us.debian.org
 
  


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