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Old 07-04-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Kynaptic downloads programs but doesn't install


I'm new to Kubuntu as of a few days ago. The only other thing I've ever used is Mandrake/Mandriva.

I want to install some optional programs on my machine. So I went into Kynaptic and selected the programs I want. Then I commit the changes to the system. Kynaptic then proceeds to download all the necessary files like normal. But then, instead of installing anything, it just goes back to the main Kynaptic window. Nothing is installed. I have tried many different programs and none will install.

What can I do?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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Where did you look to see whether the program is installed or not?

If the program is from the Kubuntu repositories, which it must be if you are using Kynaptic, then you should get an icon in the Applications menu, depending on the category of the program.

Moreover, open Konsole, and type a partial name of the program that you think is not installed and then press the Tab Key.

If Konsole is able to complete the name, then you have your program installed.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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Kynaptic was working for a couple days and whenever I would install something, it would go through the download process and the install process. After that was done, there would be a little "OK" dialog saying "changes complete" or something like that.

Now when I try to install something, it goes through the download process and then just goes back to the Kynaptic main window. No window to click "OK" that install is complete.

After that, I still checked the Kmenu (just in case) for the program, but it wasn't there. And Kynaptic shows what programs are installed and aren't. The programs that I tried to install still show up as not installed in the Kynaptic window.

Basically, it looks like things are downloading but failing to install for some reason. Appreciate the help though.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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Did you try using apt-get?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:15 AM   #5
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No. Isn't Kynaptic just a frontend GUI for apt-get?

How do I use it? Is there any way to fix Kynaptic?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:17 AM   #6
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Yeah. You are right.

But if apt-get too can't install, then there would be a problem in your Package manager as a whole, otherwise, I think there is a misconfiguration in Kynaptic, that doesn't allow you to install software.

Code:
sudo su
Password:
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install acroread
This will for instance, install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Thank you.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:36 AM   #7
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Well I tried acroread just to see what would happen. Here's what I got:
Code:
grassman20@Grassman:~$ sudo su
Password:
root@Grassman:/home/grassman20 # apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
root@Grassman:/home/grassman20 # apt-get install acroread
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package acroread
root@Grassman:/home/grassman20 # updatedb
root@Grassman:/home/grassman20 # whereis acroread
acroread:
root@Grassman:/home/grassman20 #
It says it couldn't find package acroread. I'm not too sure what to do about that. Any help?

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:43 AM   #8
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I am not sure what is happening.
It should have worked fine.

Well, I use Ubuntu, not Kubuntu and my package manager is Synaptic, not Kynaptic.

Seems like that makes a lot of difference.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:44 AM   #9
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Ok, look at this file as such:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

If you dont see a pile of repositories in there and only see a CD, you've got issues. You should post here asking someone for some repositories- ideally, provide your location so we can try and make them free/close to you. If however you do have a bunch of repositories, that's interesting.

In that case, try this:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install supertux

(It's a mario clone with tux the penguin )
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:47 AM   #10
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http://www.ubuntuguide.org/


This is for Ubuntu.

It helps me a lot.

I wonder if it will work for Kubuntu.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:50 AM   #11
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Perhaps. I'm pretty sure that Ubuntu is the "official" supported version and that Kubuntu is community driven so maybe it's not quite as good. Who knows.

I did learn something though. I was getting frustrated that "su" and "sudo" weren't working. Every time I tried to do either, it would say that my root password was incorrect. But when I tried "sudo su" together as in your above post, it worked.

Curious . . .
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:59 AM   #12
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Ok F1Dave, I tried yours as well. I first checked the sources.list and it shows repositories. So then I tried Supertux:
Code:
grassman20@Grassman:~$ sudo apt-get update
Password:
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary Release.gpg [189B]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary Release
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security Release [16.9kB]
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates Release [16.8kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/restricted Sources
Fetched 34.1kB in 1s (19.7kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
grassman20@Grassman:~$ sudo apt-get install supertux
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package supertux
grassman20@Grassman:~$
Looks like the same thing. I can post the repositories if you'd like to see them.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:04 AM   #13
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how odd. Now i live in Western Australia, but bear with me and add these, then retry those commands:

deb http://mirrors.uwa.edu.au/linux/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.uwa.edu.au/linux/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://mirrors.uwa.edu.au/linux/ubuntu/ hoary-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.uwa.edu.au/linux/ubuntu/ hoary-security main restricted universe multiverse

These are my university's repositories.

I KNOW supertux and acroread should be on there- so it would be weird for you not to get them.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:08 AM   #14
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How do I add those?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:14 AM   #15
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I think that you need to append that list to your sources.list file.
 
  


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