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Old 01-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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could not install firestarter


I tried to install firestarter using:

# apt-get install firestarter

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but all I got was this messages:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firestarter

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The following DVD was in the computer at the time:

Debian 6.0.0 i386 1


CAN ANYONE HELP ? 79 readings and no ideas?

Last edited by StefanP; 01-02-2012 at 08:11 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Is it a new Debian installation?

Can you try installing after doing an update?

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apt-get update
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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did the update and then do the install again with same result message
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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OK.. Add the following to /etc/apt/source.lst, do an apt update and then try installing the package


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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
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apt-get update
apt-get install firestarter
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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Thank you blue print. It did work
 
Old 01-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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**Edit... nevermind
You said the DVD was in the computer..

Will other packages install? Perhaps something is awry with the sources.list configuration for the DVD. Evidentally it IS included in the packages on the dvd.

Try adding an online repo to /etc/apt/sources.list, then update, then try searching/installing it again.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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Comment the dvd line in /etc/apt/sources.list

and post your /etc/apt/sources.list
 
  


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