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Old 03-18-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
tqwillis
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LIBNOTIFY, no where to be found


Hello. I have newly installed Kubuntu 8.04 box. All was well in my world until I decided to install Mozilla Firefox for a better browsing experience. Then it happened. All at once, my world feels much smaller and I could use some know-how help. When trying to install Firefox, I get the following error.

tallah@tallah-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/tallah/ubuntuzilla*.deb
Selecting previously deselected package ubuntuzilla.
(Reading database ... 104937 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ubuntuzilla (from .../ubuntuzilla-4.6.1-0ubuntu1-i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ubuntuzilla:
ubuntuzilla depends on libnotify-bin; however:
Package libnotify-bin is not installed.
ubuntuzilla depends on gdebi; however:
Package gdebi is not installed.
dpkg: error processing ubuntuzilla (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
ubuntuzilla

I then tried to solve the dependecy problem by performing the following:

tallah@tallah-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package libnotify-bin 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
E: Package libnotify-bin has no installation candidate

So, here I sit, confused as to why I cannot get these to work? I have to be missing something. I read around some more and then tried to download the libnotify.dev package from another site and had no luck with that either. From all I have been through sofar, I am wondering if there is not enough support for my version? Or am I just too Windows-Washed?!?!!? Thank you for any support you can give, in advance! Sincerely, TWillis
 
Old 03-18-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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What was wrong with doing:
Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
or installing via synaptic?
 
Old 03-19-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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Talking Try, try again

Hi. Thank you for the response. I just installed Ubuntu 8.04. The previous version was an unstable remix version that I think was giving me trouble. I am going to rerty Mozila using this version and get back to the post after I try again.

Thank you so much for your help!

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What was wrong with doing:
Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
or installing via synaptic?
 
Old 03-19-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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O.k. I have downloaded Firefox for 1686 to my desktop. I tried the command line sudo apt-get install firefox and I am being asked the folowing:

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
 
Old 03-19-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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So, here I sit, confused as to why I cannot get these to work? I have to be missing something. I read around some more and then tried to download the libnotify.dev package from another site and had no luck with that either. From all I have been through sofar, I am wondering if there is not enough support for my version?
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tqwillis:

There is always enough "support" for that version: talking about it, Ubuntu is one of the best distro in terms of support and ease of use. If you have doubts at installing via terminal (commandline) use the GUI provided in synaptic or kpackage.

As usual: as you did under windoze: if new app hangs try deinstall and then reinstall.

If still it doesn't work ---

a) There is mismatch of version. Be aware that the latest Mozilla Firefox does not work in older Linux versions. You have to content yourself the Firefox version preinstalled by the disk.

b) Or, there is probable dependency issue: which means, one or two libraries are not found in your system. To solve this you will need to install "manually yourself" the needed library (which, at your level of linux awareness you will need plenty of time reading. So it is better to either install another distro version.)

==============
Your second post:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
==============

System cannot lock because:
---= Another upgrading, installing or apt-get-ting is running; this function must be serially run: meaning, one-at-a-time. e.g. if your synaptic database is reloading either it must stop or you cannot install/upgrade another in the given time.
---= Else, you did apt-get it as ordinary user. Remember you must first become a root in order to have authority to write into */lib folder.

There is a distro easier to use:

Allow me to recommend to you: GNU/Linux Mint version 6 Felicia XFCE. The Mint 6 Gnome did incredibly well, ease of use, hardware compatibility, etc. The xfce is lighter. Try it.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 03-19-2009 at 10:25 AM.
 
  


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