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scuba14c 06-20-2006 02:57 PM

Installing programs under Kubuntu
 
I want to install a Flash player under Kubuntu v6.06. I downloaded the installation file for linux, and when I tried to launch the install file, it showed the lines of code. How do I install programs under Kubuntu without using the Adept package manager?

Mega Man X 06-20-2006 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by scuba14c
I want to install a Flash player under Kubuntu v6.06. I downloaded the installation file for linux, and when I tried to launch the install file, it showed the lines of code. How do I install programs under Kubuntu without using the Adept package manager?

Hi!

Please take a look into this Ubuntu guide:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper

You will find the answer to your question and most likely every other question you will always come across ^^

scuba14c 06-20-2006 03:11 PM

Thanks, got it.

scuba14c 06-20-2006 07:49 PM

When I use the command <sudo apt-get install []>, I often come up with the message "E: couldn't find package [program]" or "E: package [program] has no installation candidate". What is causing this? I'm running Kubuntu v 6.06.

Mega Man X 06-21-2006 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scuba14c
When I use the command <sudo apt-get install []>, I often come up with the message "E: couldn't find package [program]" or "E: package [program] has no installation candidate". What is causing this? I'm running Kubuntu v 6.06.

That's is because you will need to add more repositories to your apt-get source list. This is how you do it:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#H...a_repositories

Hope it helps. Good luck!

EDIT: don't forget to type "sudo apt-get update" once you've edited you source file.

IBall 06-21-2006 02:00 AM

To search for packages, use "apt-cache search name".

For example "apt-cache search thunderbird" will search for any packages with thunderbird in the name or description. Sometimes, the name of the package may be different from the name of the program.

--Ian

scuba14c 06-22-2006 12:15 PM

I installed the new repositories under Adept, but when I try to update with <apt-get update>,it says "E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 permission denied)" "E: Unable to lock the list directory". Now what happened?

binary_y2k2 06-22-2006 12:35 PM

you need the sudo command before apt-get,

"sudo apt-get update"

scuba14c 06-22-2006 12:45 PM

Thanks, made a stupid mistake.
Now when I use <sudo apt-get install [program]> it gives me "E: could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource Temporarily unavailable)" and "E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?" Can anyone help?

binary_y2k2 06-22-2006 01:51 PM

You probably have Adept or Synaptic or any other package manager open. Close it and try again.


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