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Old 08-04-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
TransAmJugo
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Unhappy Problems with apt-get install


I am trying to use this utility apt-get to install an rpm package (apache) but I get the following error (Notice how I displayed the files in the current directory..making sure I didnt mistype the filename):

[root@luckyclay source]# cd /opt/source
[root@luckyclay source]# ls
apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm iptables-1.2.8.tar.bz2
apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm libapr0-2.0.47-4mdk.i586.rpm
bind-9.2.2.tar.gz libdb4.1-4.1.25-2mdk.i586.rpm
gcc-3.3 libtool-1.5
gcc-3.3.tar libtool-1.5.tar
gcc-g++-3.3.tar openssh-3.6.1.tgz
httpd-2.0.46 prescan.tar.gz.uu
httpd-2.0.46.tar prescan.tar.gz.uu.asc
httpd-2.0.47 sendmail-8.12.9
httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm sendmail.8.12.9.tar
httpd-2.0.47.tar sendmail.8.12.9.tar.gz
httpdtest
[root@luckyclay source]# apt-get install httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package httpd-2.0.47-4.i386.rpm

Why is it not finding this package? I really appreciate the help. Thanks always!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:32 PM   #2
MartBrooks
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Hi

Are you using Redhat or Debian?

If you're using Redhat (and therefore apt-rpm), you still use rpm to install individual packages.

If you're using debian then

a) You need to install from .deb package and not .rpm
b) You use 'dpkg' to install specific local package archives, not apt-get
c) You probably just want to type 'apt-get install apache'.

Regards
 
Old 08-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
BigNate
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I am not in front of my linux box right now (to test weather or not httpd is apt-getable) but you do not write out the whole name of the RPM:

#apt-get install httpd [enter]

It also seems as though you have already d/l'd the rpm file and now are trying to use apt-get to install it.. That is not how apt4rpm works. Please read up a bit on apt. It is a handy tool!

Good Luck!
 
  


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