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Old 02-24-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Debian Squeeze: aptitude can't find amsn


According to this aMSN is included in Debian Squeeze, but when I try to install it with aptitude it can't find it. Strange thing is, it can find (and correctly installs) amsn-data.

Why, and how do I solve this? I'd rather not install through other means if at all possible.

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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Hya

Which architecture is your penguin on?

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 02-25-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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Post the error message.
Did you apt-get update?
Post the output of: apt-cache policy amsn
Post your sources.list
 
Old 02-28-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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Architecture: intel 32 bit (running on an Asus EeePC 1005HA, so with an Atom processor)

I did update.
Error message using "aptitude install amsn":

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No candidate version found for amsn
No candidate version found for amsn
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 41 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.

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Output of apt-cache:

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root@localhost:/home/fallingwater# apt-cache policy amsn
amsn:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: (none)
Version table:

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sources.list:

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot i386 CD Binary-1 20100216-15:59]/ squeeze main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot i386 CD Binary-1 20100216-15:59]/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://eeepc.debian.net/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
 
Old 02-28-2010, 05:02 PM   #5
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If you look at the available architectures, i386 is not listed. The amsn-data package is not architecture specific, which is why that is found.

It is available in Debian Stable for i386. No idea why it wouldn't be in testing, maybe something is broken.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 11:37 PM   #6
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Right... so how do I install it?
 
Old 03-07-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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In general, you can either build it from the source deb yourself, install it from sid, or wait for it to filter into testing from sid. These days i386 binaries often are a little late compared to other archs, however there may be some other reason. A great way to file exactly why a given package is not yet in testing, is to use this very nice webpage.

http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/

For example:

http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=amsn

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