Ive read hundreds of articles and each article has different steps to do the same thing. I installed Ubuntu 6.10 Server exactly following this tutorial:
On Stop 8 When it instructs to install some software: It gives me an error saying can't read packet and doesn't install
apt-get install binutils cpp cpp-4.0 fetchmail flex gcc gcc-4.0 libarchive-zip-perl libc6-dev libcompress-zlib-perl libdb4.3-dev libpcre3 libpopt-dev linux-kernel-headers lynx m4 make ncftp nmap openssl perl perl-modules unzip zip zlib1g-dev autoconf automake1.9 libtool bison autotools-dev g++
I was also unable to install Step 13 Gave me same error:
apt-get install courier-authdaemon courier-base courier-imap courier-imap-ssl courier-pop courier-pop-ssl courier-ssl gamin libgamin0 libglib2.0-0
Step 14 Also didn't work:
apt-get install autoconf automake1.4 autotools-dev libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-common php5-curl php5-dev php5-gd php-pear php5-ldap php5-mhash php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-pspell
And Step 15.. Couldn't "apt-get install proftpd proftpd-common ucf" gave me an error
Its just confusing seing tutorials like this NOT work? I wish I could just follow the instruction for EACH software packet and install it..
I am having a hard time understanding what all these MOD packets are? Like why is it that some tutorials ask to install apache by apt-get install apache and others ask for tons of lines of cope with a bunch of mods? Do I need them? Can I install mods later.
It seems easier to install the BARE minimum.
Perhaps I should try a different DIST.. They also have a tutorial Of the "Perfect Server for OpenSuse".. Which by the way? Is it better than Ubuntu Server?