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Old 10-04-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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Trying to install packages and it always gives me errors


I am running Ubuntu Hoary. Everytime I try to install a package like Flash player, it keeps giving me the following error:



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W: Couldn't stat source package list  -SOME URL -  stat (2 No such file or directory)
So, I run the update. and get this at the end:


Code:
Reading package lists... Done
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Im obviously new to Linux and have no clue how to do anything. What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks in advance!!
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Please post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.lst.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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Here is what I have:


#deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted

deb http://at.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted
deb-src http://at.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
# deb http://at.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary universe
# deb-src http://at.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary universe

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted

# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security universe
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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Those addresses look valid? Which one(s) usually fail?
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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you're right. I changed it back to its original. I have problems when I try to install things. Like Acrobat reader:

sudo apt-get install acroread
sudo apt-get install mozilla-acroread
sudo apt-get install acroread-plugins

and it gives me this:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install acroread
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package acroread
kyle@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install mozilla-acroread
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mozilla-acroread
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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If... it may only accept certain web pages to update the files, are they accurate?

Last edited by Theta13579; 10-04-2005 at 01:16 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #7
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It's telling you that those packages do not exist.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:23 PM   #8
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As I said, I am new, Is there a place where I can see the packages that do exist? If I dowload the acrobat reader file, there is no .exe like in windows. I need to use commands to install it. Is there a good resource that you know that explains how to install linux applications?
 
  


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