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Old 12-08-2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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apt-get install fluxbox..error: couldn't find package fluxbox


Trying to install fluxbox

i've done

#apt-get update
#apt-get upgrade
#apt-get install fluxbox (as root)
and it can't find package

please help

matter of fact it seems like all the how to's i read mention an apt-get method of installing alot of packages but it only workds like 1/3 the time for me

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Old 12-08-2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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What branch are you on? I'm not familiar with *buntu, but being Debian-based, it should be similar.

Try:

Code:
apt-cache search fluxbox
Or

Code:
dpkg -S fluxbox
Additionally you can enable bash completion, and try a tab completion on your apt-get install command.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 03:40 PM   #3
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What branch are you on? I'm not familiar with *buntu, but being Debian-based, it should be similar.

Try:

Code:
apt-cache search fluxbox
Or

Code:
dpkg -S fluxbox
Additionally you can enable bash completion, and try a tab completion on your apt-get install command.
how do i know what branch i'm on?
 
Old 12-08-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
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root@trace:/# apt-cache search fluxbox
root@trace:/#

when i do apt-cache it just returns to prompt, doesn't say anything

root@trace:/# dpkg -S fluxbox
dpkg: *fluxbox* not found

when i try the dpkg method i get not found
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:00 PM   #5
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6.10 edgy eft
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:00 PM   #6
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Did you enable the universe repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list file?

Check out:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fluxbox
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:14 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=int0x80]Did you enable the universe repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list file?


This is how my sources.list looks right now, and it still cannot find it.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe



deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
 
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oops.forgot to update
 
  


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