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Old 01-06-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
Boggy B
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Apt-get not updating properly.


Most packages i try to install with apt-get come up as not being found, or being obsolete.

An apt-get update, completes in a worryingly low amount of time. Almost instantly, and "works" without an internet connection present.
Code:
boggyb@boggyb:~ $ sudo apt-get update
Reading Package Lists... Done
boggyb@boggyb:~ $
As an example, i tried kde-base, because that one worked with Xebian when i was still using that.
Code:
boggyb@boggyb:~ $ sudo apt-get install kde-base
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package kde-base
boggyb@boggyb:~ $
I have also tried ethereal, ethereal-base, libtool, iirc, among others.

apt-get upgrade conciders everything to be up-to-date even though i downloded the Ubuntu iso over a month ago, and have never performed one before, as i don't have a decent internet connection at home.
Xchat is currently v2.0.8, when v2.4.0ish is available at the site.
Code:
boggyb@boggyb:~ $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I have no trouble reaching the internet by other means, and there has been a couple of things which have worked with apt-get, although they escape my memory.

Thanks a bundle.

Last edited by Boggy B; 01-06-2005 at 12:27 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
leonscape
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What repositries are you using? check /etc/apt/sources.list to see where its checking packages from, does it in fact have anything listed? Is it using Ubuntu repositries? maybe they haven't updated yet. Plus they are Gnome only so KDE would not be listed.

Debian is a constant moving target, but most other distro's don't update that quickly. ( Debian gets the bad wrap because every one thinks of stable, Which is mean't NOT to update all the time. )
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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I just ran the apt-setup again, and chose the default http://archive.ubuntu.com as a source. It's now updating properly but it still won't upgrade and ethereal still won't show up.

I'm scouring the Ubuntu site for info on where to connect to, but suggestions are welcome.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 01:12 AM   #4
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Checked the site and ethereal isn't in Ubuntu.

You might be able to use Debian repositries ( Ubuntu is based on Debian ) even looking for Packages in the Debian Site under unstable, and downloading them, then using dpkg to install them, but theres no guarentee that they'll work, or won't damage your system.
 
  


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