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Old 10-27-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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How to install gnomeartng-0.7.0-all.deb In Ubuntu 10.10


Hello everyone,

For some days I tried to figure out how to get working gnomeartng-0.7.0-all.deb on Ubuntu 10.10.
The main drawback is that I cannot get installed the "mono-common" dependency.

" sudo apt-get --fix-missing install mono
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package mono is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source"

I tried to see which are those other packages, installed them but same result.

Any ideas are welcomed

Thank you,
 
Old 10-27-2010, 02:37 AM   #2
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It seems that the gnomeartng package has dependencies that your system can fulfill. Where did you get it from? Also can you please post the output of
Code:
dpkg -L /path/to/gnomeartng-0.7.0-all.deb
Evo2.

PS. Generally it is not such a good idea to download and install random packages you find on the web.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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Hello Evo2,

I got the package as result of searching a replacement for the "gnome-art" software already included into the distro. I read and saw lots of print screns for this new version and it truly does a better job than the older "gnome-art".

The output of what you asked is this: (excuse the French version. i try to learn French)

"Le paquet «*/home/cosscat/bureau/gnomeartng-0.7.0-jaunty.deb*» n'est pas installé.
Utilisez dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) pour examiner les fichiers
archives, et dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) pour afficher leur
contenu."


after dpkg --info I get this:

" nouveau paquet Debian, version 2.0.
taille 441222 octets*: archive de contrôle = 443 octets.
449 octets, 11 lignes control
Package: gnomeartng
Version: 0.7.0
Section: admin
Priority: optional
Architecture: all
Essential: no
Depends: mono-common
Suggests: gnomeartng-thumbnails
Installed-Size: 220
Maintainer: Thomas Beck <software@plasmasolutions.de>
Description: With this application you're able to change your gnome look and feel completely. It is the successor of Gnome-Art and lets you change your Gnome-themes (icon-, wallpaper-, splash-,...-themes) with one click."

... of course a small description of the software.

Thank you Evo2
 
Old 10-27-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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Please post in English as per the forum rules (LANG=C should be fine).

I made typo, please run the following and post the output
Code:
export LANG=C
dpkg -l gnomeartng
dpkg -L gnomeartng
Also, you haven't said where you got the package from.

Regardless, the following should get your packaging system back to a sensible state:
Code:
sudo dpkg --purge gnomeartng
Or you could try installing the mono-common package:
Code:
sudo apt-get install mono-common
Evo2.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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I forgot indeed to post the site where from I got the software. Here it is: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Deskt...NG-37496.shtml
I am sure though that I also went to the project's homepage and it seems a legitimate one.

As per the "sudo apt-get install mono-common" here is what I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package mono-common is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
mono-runtime mono-2.0-devel

E: Package 'mono-common' has no installation candidate"

Even if I install those two packages no change in the result of installing the gnomeartng soft.
It asks for same dependency which is ... mono-common.

for what you recommended the results are:

dpkg -l gnomeartng :

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
un gnomeartng <none> (no description available)

for dpkg -L gnomeartng :

Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

and the last dpkg --purge ...

dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove gnomeartng which isn't installed. (which is logical because i didn't even got the chance to install it)

Thank you.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 08:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coss_cat View Post
I forgot indeed to post the site where from I got the software. Here it is: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Deskt...NG-37496.shtml
The page says the last update was June 2009, as such I'm not at all surprised that the package is incompatible with your system.

Quote:
As per the "sudo apt-get install mono-common" here is what I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package mono-common is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
mono-runtime mono-2.0-devel

E: Package 'mono-common' has no installation candidate"
I looked a little bit more at the page you linked to above. It seems that the package you downlaoded is for ubuntu 9.04.
It appears ubuntu 10.10 now packages mono differently.

My initial suggestion still stands: don't bother with this. It's old and unsupported. If you really want to you could try extracting the relevant files from the package and install by hand: but I don't recommend doing this.

Evo2.
 
  


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