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Old 10-25-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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Exclamation I cant install SQUID in debian..any advice?THANKS


Hi Everyone!

I downloaded Squid proxy Debian binary package at squid.org.
(etch stable)

i double-clicked the package(squid.deb) then the package manager appeared.
i clicked install then the installation was unsuccessful.
I checked the /etc and there's squid directory but doesnt contain any file (*.conf, etc).

any advice from you guys? thanks!

~ryan
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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  • What distro are you using?
  • What Package Mgr. are you using?
  • Why didn't you just install Squid using it?
  • KPackage on my SimplyMEPIS 6.0 lists 2 basic Squid pkgs. & 11 that look like add-ons.)
  • You may need "squid-common" in addition to "squid".

If you insist on doing this the hard way, try this:
  1. Open an X-term (e.g. Konsole)
  2. cd to the location of squid.deb
  3. Run "dpkg -i squid.deb"
  4. Post error here in a "Code" block

Last edited by archtoad6; 10-27-2007 at 06:38 AM. Reason: missing word -- "you"
 
Old 10-27-2007, 02:55 AM   #3
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Hi thank you very much for your kind reply..

I also need to download and install before installing squid..its now running perfectly..(squid-common.deb)
 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:43 AM   #4
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Good, glad we could help.

Although the answers no longer matter to solving your problem, please satisfy my curiosity & answer the 1st 3 bullet points in my post. It would also be good practice for you.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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* the distro im using is Debian etch
* package manager = kPackage
* ...

~ryan
 
Old 10-29-2007, 05:59 AM   #6
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Q3 ==> Why didn't you just install Squid using KPackage?

While I am running SimplyMEPIS 6.0, I don't think KPackage & the packages are that much different from Etch.

I just checked again (in KPackage) & squid depends on squid-common; so, as you probably already know, if I just install squid, I'll get squid-common too, the dependency will be satisfied, & it will work fine. It's a 3 click, 1 password problem. Why mess w/ dpkg when you don't have to?
 
Old 10-30-2007, 05:44 AM   #7
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maybe i want to know and experience dpkg...hahaha!
its my first time using linux..

~ryan
 
Old 10-30-2007, 06:02 AM   #8
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Did you seriously not know that there is a boatload of front ends for dpkg? Programs that use repositories & resolve dependencies?

I never use dpkg unless I have to, e.g. on opera.deb. If I want to do package installation in the CLI, then I use apt-get.
 
  


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