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Old 07-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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why doesn't this repository address work?


My Synaptic is trying to load this repository--http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/--so I can download the latest Pidgin, but that URL seems to be wrong. Does anyone know the correct URL? Am I supposed to just find it by looking on that website and finding the correct page? (I'm not sure how I got that repository URL. Oddly, I don't remember entering it.)

If I'm not supposed to use other distros' repositories, I didn't know it. In that case, what do I do when the MEPIS repositories don't have what I need?

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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Can you post up your sources list so we can see it in context please?
 
Old 07-09-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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What, the /etc/apt/sources.list file? It says:
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# See sources.list(5) for more information

# This file should be edited through synaptic

# MEPIS improvements, overrides and updates--the MEPIS magic
deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-8.0 main

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile/ lenny/volatile main contrib non-free

# Some Debian Multimedia software might be illegal in some jurisdictions
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ lenny main




deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ Ubuntu unknown
That last one is a repository I just tried to add. After some googling, I thought it was a repository where the latest Pidgin might be. (It doesn't appear to be something I can use. Synaptic gave an error message for it when I reloaded the repositories.)

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Old 07-09-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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what repositories have the latest Pidgin?

Does anyone know a repository that has the latest Pidgin? I want to download it to solve my Yahoo connection problems, but the MEPIS repositories don't have an updated version. (I have no idea where others are getting Pidgin from, and would like to.) My sources.list says I have:
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# See sources.list(5) for more information

# This file should be edited through synaptic

# MEPIS improvements, overrides and updates--the MEPIS magic
deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-8.0 main

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile/ lenny/volatile main contrib non-free

# Some Debian Multimedia software might be illegal in some jurisdictions
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ lenny main




deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ Ubuntu unknown
(The last line, I just added. I thought it was a repository I could use in Synaptic, but I guess it's not. It causes an error message when I reload. That "unknown," I entered because I didn't know what to enter for the section.)

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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I can manually browse to the directory with the files in there (http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-deve...main/p/pidgin/). Repositories have a particular way of being set up, can you put up the line you were trying to add to get it to work?
 
Old 07-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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It's academic now, because last night I gave up trying to find repositories, and found and followed some instructions for compiling the latest Pidgin. But the line I tried to add in Synaptic to get it to work was: http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/ .
 
Old 07-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #7
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Do not try to mix Ubuntu and debian packages


Backport it from Sid.
1) Add ONLY a "deb-src ..." line for sid to your sources.list. 2) apt-get update 3) apt-get install build-essential; apt-get build-dep packagename;apt-get -b source packagename; 4) install the resultant debs.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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Like in your other thread DO NOT mix ubuntu and debian repo.

1) Add ONLY a "deb-src ..." line for sid to your sources.list. 2) apt-get update 3) apt-get install build-essential; apt-get build-dep packagename;apt-get -b source packagename; 4) install the resultant debs. To backport pidgin from sid.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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I have merged two similar threads---please keep related stuff together
 
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Thanks for the LQ etiquette tip. I wasn't sure.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 03:14 AM   #11
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I have merged two similar threads---please keep related stuff together
That explains the pair of near duplicate posts. Any chance of tagging the merged in posts to make this clear? Better yet, let the authors merge each pair of posts into one that includes the best wording of, & all the information in, the originals.
 
  


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