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Old 11-01-2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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Problem downloading and installing required packages


I am new to the debian system.

I want to install some packages like cyrus, sendmail etc..

When i issued : apt-get install cyrus21-admin cyrus21-imapd libsasl2 libsasl2-modules sasl2-bin ca-certificates openssl sendmail sendmail-cf m4
It gave me the error that cyrus21-admin is not found.

I then used kpackage and found out that cyrus21-admin is not there in the 5 CD's that i have.

I have the debian sarge 6 testing official snapshot version.

The /etc/apt/sources.list file looks like this..

#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Sarge_ - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-4 (20050323)]/ unstable contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Sarge_ - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20050212)]/ unstable contrib main

# deb testing/updates main contrib

I also found that cyrus is available on the site.

Can someone please tell me how do i install these packages...??

Thanx in advance...
Old 11-01-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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debian pkg install

if i understand correctly to installed 'etch' the testing version of debian. during setup apt sources are selected. There shd b /etc/apt/sources.list with sites for testing pkgs. apt-setup at cli can help if not. Rember tho' the testing install cd has bugs so u are testing the next version of debian.
Once ur sources list is available the synaptic program can help u select and install the pkgs u want or u can use apt-get update then apt-get install <pkg>.
A safer bet maybe sarge itself--more stable and more help available.
Or kanotix,knoppix or ubuntu live cds can be easier to practice with debian w/o install yet.
Also xandrox,libranet and other free sarge based downloads are available.
Old 11-01-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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and add http or ftp repositories. Try again installing software.


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