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Old 08-12-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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libreoffice and skype installation


when installing libreoffice and skype I get these e msgs
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
unable to locate packages
 
Old 08-12-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

It could be that those applications that you are trying to install may not be in the repository or repositories that are in your sources.list.

-:-I'm not sure about Skype-:-

What distribution are you running?
 
Old 08-12-2014, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

It could be that those applications that you are trying to install may not be in the repository or repositories that are in your sources.list.

-:-I'm not sure about Skype-:-

What distribution are you running?
Thank you for your prompt reply. I think I'm running peppermint 5
I downloaded fron peppermint5 web page and created an installation 8 G usb key and then installed on another 16 g usb key.
peppermint os works very well and fast on an Asus eeepc with bad HD and on an acer aspire 1. I tried to install from software manager and from synaptic. Libreoffice is in the list of applications available, skype not. I downloaded skype directly from skype web download page and from terminal. I always get same message. A list of not found dipendencies.
I'm really happy with peppermint, but I would appreciate to have libreoffice and skype.
thank you

Last edited by pkas41; 08-12-2014 at 02:10 PM. Reason: add a few words
 
Old 08-12-2014, 07:20 PM   #4
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It sounds like you have unmet dependencies.
Dependencies are libraries that a program or application needs in order to run.

Here is a link to the Peppermint os sources.list.
Peppermint uses the software packages from the trusty repositories (version of Ubuntu)
http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=783.0

Post in code tags your sources list.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 12:25 AM   #5
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Can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file. I can understand that skype situation. Indeed, you must download skype from the skype website. On the other hand, libreoffice should be found in your package list unless you are missing key repositories from your sources.list file.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #6
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source.list files

unable to get source list files
the following command
/etc/apt/sources.list
returns an error message unable to execute (no permission)
 
Old 08-13-2014, 10:22 AM   #7
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source list

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Can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file. I can understand that skype situation. Indeed, you must download skype from the skype website. On the other hand, libreoffice should be found in your package list unless you are missing key repositories from your sources.list file.
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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu raring main
#deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu raring main
 
Old 08-13-2014, 12:51 PM   #8
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It looks like you are missing many repositories from you sources.list file. I am unfamiliar with PeppermintOS but maybe there's information on their website. You should have a look there.
jdk
 
Old 08-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #9
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It shouldn't be "raring main" it should be "trusty"
Peppermint uses packages from the trusty repos unless your not running Peppermint 5.
Run this command to make sure which version of Peppermint your running.
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cat /etc/os-release
Post the output.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 08:44 PM   #10
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-:-The correct 'sources.list' and the trusty main restricted, universe, multiverse, and security main restricted are on the page in the link in post #4. But that's only for Peppermint 5.-:-

This is what your sources list should be: ***If your running Peppermint 5***
Code:
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security multiverse
Here are the backports if you want them.
Code:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main multiverse restricted universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
I had trouble with my sources list once so I understand how you might feel.
Hope that helps-

BTW, Peppermint 4 uses 'raring'
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11323.0

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 08-13-2014 at 09:11 PM.
 
Old 08-14-2014, 08:52 AM   #11
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problem solved

I had pp4 installed. Updated peppermint and installed libreoffice in 2 secs.
Downloaded Skype for Ubuntu and installed. Thank you very much for your support. Very efficient, I'm impressed.
 
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:35 AM   #12
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I had pp4 installed. Updated peppermint and installed libreoffice in 2 secs.
Downloaded Skype for Ubuntu and installed. Thank you very much for your support. Very efficient, I'm impressed.
Your Welcome-

Glad the update brought you success.

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