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Old 04-01-2019, 07:46 AM   #1
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how to install mscorefonts in debian 9.8


ok - tried a lot of different stuff - does not show up in synaptic package manager. i changed the repos to mani contrib non-free for all of the deb packages as a debian wiki article said and updated and still nothing.

ny clues please. need certain fonts for rojects and files.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 08:21 AM   #2
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Code:
sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
In future, if you want to search to see whether a package is available in Debian, this is a useful resource:

https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:43 AM   #3
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so - really dumb question. why doesn't it show up under any possible name configuration in synaptic manager???? that does not make sense????

also would the restrictions of repo packages via synaptic also apply to terminal??????

thank for your help yet again.
 
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I don't normally use Synaptic at all, but I've just opened it and searched for mscore - it returns ttf-mscorefonts-installer. I'm on Mint 19.1, so the equivalent to Ubuntu 18.04, but the package is also in Debian so it should work for Debian too.

Did you run apt update after amending your software sources so that your system was made aware of all the new packages that were available?

If you would like me to have a quick look at your software sources, please paste the output from inxi -r (install inxi if you don't already have it installed).
 
Old 04-01-2019, 08:51 AM   #5
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In response to the restrictions question, both Synaptic and apt/apt-get commands on the terminal access and modify the same underlying APT/DPKG package system, so as long as that package system supports a certain feature then it will be reflected in both. Which restrictions are you talking about?
 
Old 04-01-2019, 08:55 AM   #6
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yes i did run update after changing them. and also on debian it does not pul it up - i have tried many times over the last month or more. nothing show up in serch. seriously...

let me get on the debian laptop and see what it comes up with and i will post back. thanks!!!! :-)) i appreciate your help.

deb forum was useless and had a few people say SEARCH or find another distro.
 
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root@debian:/home/debian# inxi -r
bash: inxi: command not found


was not sure what toy meant by which restrictions???? in repos?

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Old 04-01-2019, 09:02 AM   #8
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sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
In future, if you want to search to see whether a package is available in Debian, this is a useful resource:

https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages
it seems like i have to run as su? yes?no? i was told debian has to run as su and not sudo.

what am i missing and what was i told right or wrong?
 
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Please install inxi with apt install inxi.

You were the one who first mentioned "restrictions" (see post 3).
 
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it seems like i have to run as su? yes?no? i was told debian has to run as su and not sudo.

what am i missing and what was i told right or wrong?
Just run the command as root in whichever way you see fit. For info, sudo is available for Debian but needs to manually installed and configured if it wasn't auto installed on initial system installation.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:08 AM   #11
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ok root@debian:/home/debian# apt install inxi.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package inxi.
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'inxi.'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'inxi.'
root@debian:/home/debian# apt-get update
Ign:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Ign:3 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:4 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease
Get:5 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease [94.3 kB]
Hit:6 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch Release
Fetched 94.3 kB in 1s (72.0 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
root@debian:/home/debian# inxi -r
bash: inxi: command not found
root@debian:/home/debian# ^C
root@debian:/home/debian#
 
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the restricions were main - all of them were malred main and he wiki said to add after main contrib non-free and update. i did and notta. sorry - doing the best i can to explain and figure out why it doesn;t show up. on 3 ther linux system i had no issues whatsoever.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:11 AM   #13
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ok so:

root@debian:/home/debian# apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer 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 'ttf-mscorefonts-installer' has no installation candidate
root@debian:/home/debian#

so go figure....
 
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Now, inxi should be in your repos as well, so something is definitely awry.

So, let's fall back to:

Code:
for i in /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}; do echo file: $i; cat $i; echo ====; done
By the way, if you don't mind me saying so, you've been on here long enough to realise that you should post code and output within CODE tags (see https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...og.php?b=36313).
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:19 AM   #15
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ok - i never knew how to do that code stuff. also not sure what you are telling me re: the last set of instructions so let's call it enough and i will live without it. i start messing with wrong stuff and my system is shot so live with what works. thanks so much. sorry i know so little that though i have been around my skillset is at 1 out of 100 - maybe 2 or 3.
 
  


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