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Old 10-15-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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apt-get non free wont work


Hello guys/gals,

I have a problem that i thought it should be a piece of cake, but after spending 1 week searching, I guess I should come here and ask instead.

I wanted to install some nonfree proggies, primarily flashplugin-nonfree and msttcorefonts. I know since they are non free, i have to add a line or 2 for the mirrors. So here's my current sources.list:

#deb http://ftp.lugs.org.sg/debian/ sarge main

deb http://ftp.lugs.org.sg/debian/ unstable main
deb-src http://ftp.lugs.org.sg/debian/ unstable main
deb http://mirror.averse.net/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.at.debian.org/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

#deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main

I seems to have an successful apt-get update:

newinlinux:/home/newinlinux# apt-get update
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/main Release
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/contrib Packages
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/contrib Release
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/non-free Packages
Hit http://ftp.lugs.org.sg unstable/main Packages
Hit http://mirror.averse.net unstable/non-US/non-free Release
Hit http://ftp.lugs.org.sg unstable/main Release
Hit http://ftp.lugs.org.sg unstable/main Sources
Hit http://ftp.lugs.org.sg unstable/main Release
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/main Release
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/contrib Release
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.at.debian.org unstable/non-US/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists... Done

But in the end i got this when i do a apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree:

newinlinux:/home/newinlinux# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package flashplugin-nonfree

Anyone??

 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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Try
apt-cache search flashplugin
or
apt-cache search flash
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
Try
apt-cache search flashplugin
or
apt-cache search flash
darthtux,
yes, i tried that , there's no flashplugin-nonfree or flash or flashplugin. I found swf-player though, this player works on some flash but not all. So how can i get flashplugin-nonfree and msttcorefonts??
Thanks for trying to help...


Debian's site lists both:

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/...plugin-nonfree

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/.../msttcorefonts
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:13 PM   #4
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Flash:

go to macromedia.com, download flash, follow the instructions, and voilá, piece of cake.

Msttcorefonts:

macondo@debian:~$ apt-cache search msttcorefonts

openoffice.org - high-quality office productivity suite
msttcorefonts - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

#apt-get install msttcorefonts

One week searching, huh?

Last edited by macondo; 10-15-2004 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by macondo
Flash:

go to macromedia.com, download flash, follow the instructions, and voilá, piece of cake.

Msttcorefonts:

macondo@debian:~$ apt-cache search msttcorefonts

openoffice.org - high-quality office productivity suite
msttcorefonts - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

#apt-get install msttcorefonts

One week searching, huh?
LOL, yes, i know about macromedia.com has it, but i like to have everything as debianised as possible...

as for msttcorefonts, I just couldn't get what you can get. Can you take a look of my sources.list? anything amiss there?

well, after today, it will be my second week of searching....
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
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"Can you take a look of my sources.list? anything amiss there?"

If you're in America (from Alaska to Argentina) you can use mine:

#Debian
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free

#Debian Non-US
deb http://non-us.debian.org/ sid/non-US main contrib non-free

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, erase everything and copy/paste mine. Save/exit,

#apt-get update
#apt-get dist-upgrade

If you're in another continent:

#apt-setup

choose your continent, city, server. Check the sources.list, if the default is SARGE, change them to SID.

save/exit
#apt-get update
#apt-get dist-upgrade

Do yourself a favor and read the

APT-HOWTO
debian.org > documentation > manuals >APT-HOWTO


Edit: Read the sticky at the top of this page:

Deian Configuration Post-Install

it's bound to save you more weeks of searching

Last edited by macondo; 10-15-2004 at 01:06 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 07:30 PM   #7
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I use flash in Firefox and Mozilla. If you go to the link in Firefox for Plugin-FAQ, it will give you the link to download, and instructions on where to copy the files.
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:20 PM   #8
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thanks guys, still no go for me. I have read the APT manual, nothing much on how to troubleshoot this, still the same instructions as you have already so kindly provided, which i know about it too. No flashplugin, as for mstcorefonts, it spilled out these errors:

newinlinux:/home/newinlinux# apt-get install msttcorefonts
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package msttcorefonts is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package msttcorefonts has no installation candidate

Seen this before?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:21 AM   #9
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I don't know about Sid but they are availabe in Sarge

Code:
poseidon:~# apt-cache search msttcorefonts
openoffice.org - high-quality office productivity suite
msttcorefonts - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts
poseidon:~# apt-get install msttcorefonts
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  cabextract
Recommended packages:
  x-ttcidfont-conf
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cabextract msttcorefonts
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 88 not upgraded.
Need to get 64.8kB of archives.
After unpacking 307kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
Abort.
I had to add contrib to my sources.list
Code:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
What browser are you trying to insatll flash for?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:21 AM   #10
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darthtux:
it's working fine in Sid and Sarge.

newinlinux:
the object of reading the APT-HOWTO and other articles, is not to solve your specific problem at this particular time, but to understand the instructions given and how Debian works.

For instance, if you would have read all that, your installation would be perfect, and we wouldn't be here, trying to guess what you did wrong. Capisci?

Did you change the apt-sources.list? Please post them.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:28 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by macondo
darthtux:
it's working fine in Sid and Sarge.
I didn't understand this at all
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:59 PM   #12
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darthtux:
sorry, i meant flash and msttcorefonts are working fine in sarge or sid.

Last edited by macondo; 10-16-2004 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:18 PM   #13
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macondo & darthtux:

guys thanks for your patience on my many questions. I am temporary putting this away as my work commitment is really piling up, will revisit this issue soon. In the meantime, I still have my gentoo to use

cheers.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:46 AM   #14
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Yoohoo!!!

I have my nonfree!!

Just add non-free at the back of my sid's contrib, and that's it, how can i missed this??? Anyway, guys, it is working now. Thanks alot.
 
  


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