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Old 04-21-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
annika
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help installing on ubuntu ?


hi im a newbee at linux and i cannot figure out how to install on here i try to imput sudo comands, but whatever i install just comes back no such file or directory ,, i tried to install gnome-ppp i type sudo apt-get install gnome-ppp and i get alist of errors and no such file or directory ,, also i try downloading stuff of of my desktop and i look in the install files on the packages i have and when i imput the root comand i get same thing no such file or directory ??? can someone help me
 
Old 04-21-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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Typically, what you want to do is go to Synaptic, the package manager. Then you need enable the extra repositories. Then Update the list. Search for the file you want and then just click the box next to it and hit the Install button.

Here's a guide that will help with a lot of what you want, but it's all done from the command line. Be sure to do the "4 Repositories" section or none of it will work.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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Yes--start with Synaptic in the GUI interface. If nothing else, this tells you what is available where. Presumably, the CLI also does this, but I don't know the commands. ("man apt" might help--I'm not on my Ubuntu box, so I can't check)
 
Old 04-22-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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i dont understand what a repository is ,, i did look at the guid and copyd and pasted the new repsory they said on that page but i just get a tun of error readings .. and i went into synaptic package manager and downloaded everything on there except extra language packages ,, still i get errors when i try to install things ,,,, i dont know what else to do
 
Old 04-22-2006, 07:29 PM   #5
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Could you give the actual errors?
 
Old 04-22-2006, 08:55 PM   #6
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What you need to do is first "activate" the multiverse and the universe repositories. There are many ways to do this. What works (and stays working, until you decide to chnage it later), are these clear instructions. http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu#Ho...a_repositories
Just follow them to the tee, and try installing gnome-ppp bu following these instructions: http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu#Ho...28GNOME_PPP.29

On these pages there are many helpful tips that will get you using Ubuntu more efficiently and with less headaches and more imprtantly fewer heartaches.
Good luck! and welcome to the world of Ubuntu!

Last edited by smiley_lauf; 04-22-2006 at 08:56 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 02:21 PM   #7
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i still dont understand
i try to download the repositorys manually
i try to download the repositorys through synaptic

still i get error reading s or it tells me im not connected to a server or network smthing ,,, do i hafto be online to udate repositorys?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 02:26 PM   #8
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i het error reading when i sudo apt-update ,,

err http://packegaes.freecontrib.org breezy realease.gpg
temporary failure resolving 'packages.freecontrib.org
err http://security.ubuntu.com breezy security release.gpg
temorary failure resolveing /security.ubuntu.com
err http://archive.ubuntu.com breezy release.gpg
temorary failure resoving 'archive.ubuntu.com

this error reading goes on and onn i cant transfer anything off of the computer with ubuntu because it doesnt have a burner nor does it's floppy work properly it just gets errors when i put in a disk so i had to type that ,,,,
 
Old 04-23-2006, 02:39 PM   #9
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Did apt-get or Synaptic work before?

Last edited by robbbert; 04-23-2006 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 03:24 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by annika
i het error reading when i sudo apt-update ,,

err http://packegaes.freecontrib.org breezy realease.gpg
temporary failure resolving 'packages.freecontrib.org
err http://security.ubuntu.com breezy security release.gpg
temorary failure resolveing /security.ubuntu.com
err http://archive.ubuntu.com breezy release.gpg
temorary failure resoving 'archive.ubuntu.com

this error reading goes on and onn i cant transfer anything off of the computer with ubuntu because it doesnt have a burner nor does it's floppy work properly it just gets errors when i put in a disk so i had to type that ,,,,
botsu, firstly, there is no such thing as
Code:
sudo apt-update
it is more like this:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
. Sorry to be so abrupt here. I would read the 2 links I supllied. the instructions are very easy to follow. Please also tell us what exactly you are trying to do and perhaps we could point you in the right direction. From what info u have supplied, it is hard to figure this out.

Hope you come right, good luck!
 
Old 04-23-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by annika
i still dont understand
i try to download the repositorys manually
i try to download the repositorys through synaptic

still i get error reading s or it tells me im not connected to a server or network smthing ,,, do i hafto be online to udate repositorys?
"Update" means to update the package list kept locally--yes, you have to be on line to do that!!

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this error reading goes on and onn i cant transfer anything off of the computer with ubuntu because it doesnt have a burner nor does it's floppy work properly it just gets errors when i put in a disk so i had to type that ,,,,
Huh???--This sounds like several issues all in one sentence.

First: What happens if you go to: System-->Administration--->Synaptic Package Manager and pick some package at random and install (mark for installation, and then click "apply")?

More generally, I would recommend getting familiar with Synaptic in the GUI mode first.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 04:55 PM   #12
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this if sooooo complicated to just set up ubuntu ,, ither that or somthing is wrong with the software they gave me becuse i read the manuel and imput what they want me to bud it will say error or smthing?

Last edited by annika; 04-23-2006 at 05:22 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 05:19 PM   #13
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im sorry i ment that i type sudo apt-get update... i guess you say that doesnt work becuse im not online but i cant get online becuse i cannot install software to do so... you say


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First: What happens if you go to: System-->Administration--->Synaptic Package Manager and pick some package at random and install (mark for installation, and then click "apply")?
if i pick a random package it will install it... but i allready installed everything possable on there ... was i not supposed to do that ?

i dont understand so i hafto enter extra repsitories in order to unpack and install a .deb file ,, why doesnt ubuntu come with that allready they should assume that when someone get this o/s they will obviously want to install somthing ,,


i dont know wht is going onn i also tried to do sudo pppconfig and made a provider name and then tried to dial up and it says file does not exist .. just like when i try installing anything it allwasy says it doesnt excist .....ahhhh
 
Old 04-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #14
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annika:

In order to do "sudo apt-get update" or use Synaptic you do have do be online (you've asked that before. You've mentioned (and pasted) error messages that point to your not being connected to the net at all.

In order to get connected to the internet, you'd have to a) be connected physically - I can't tell you what this will mean for your box and setup - and b) have activated your network connection: Go to System -> Administration -> Networking and set up a suitable connection. Again, if you've already done that, it'd be good to know. If you need a tutorial for that, try https://wiki.ubuntu.com/InternetHowto

If you don't know or understand how to do what, there are many tutorials on various aspects of the system on the internet. If you can post here, you're also able to read them. And more generally, if people try to help you, you should try to follow their advice - smiley_lauf has posted some very useful links here, but some of your further questions indicate you either didn't read those pages or didn't understand all of their content (besides, there are some issues with precision - please try to be exact in your statements, it makes it a lot easier to help).

Edit:

The post above is more helpful! But you've got a lot to learn about the way Ubuntu (and Linux) works. I sincerely doubt that you've installed everything that's in the Ubuntu repositories - that'd be almost 17800 packages, most of which you won't need! I have about 1100 packages on my reference system, and I added a considerable number of them later (after installing, that is).

Last edited by MoonMind; 04-23-2006 at 05:45 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 09:02 PM   #15
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ok went to admin and networking and set up suteable connection .but i have aol ,, i dont think it will configure that .. not sure ... i read everything on the mauals , im sorry , i just dont get it ,,,, the repositories when i try to install the breezy badger 5.10 repositories from the synaptic/settiengs i press add/ and then it gives me a error
its syas
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"repositories changed " the repsitory information has changes. a backup copy of youre sources.list is stored in etc/apt/sources.list.save
you need to reload the package list from the servers for your chages to take effect. do you want to do this now ?
so do i hafto go online ? but i allready tryed to configer the modem ,and dam ubuntu cant recogize it it knowes its a 3com ethernet yada yada . in device manager but doesnt know where it is wheni try to configuer it on administaron/networks/modem i press activate and it does noting says active . but no dial up or nothn ? this sux
 
  


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