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Old 07-31-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
LinuxTestMan01
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apt-get not working!


I am lead to believe that my apt-get installer program is not working properly. I am trying to install postfix but when I run:
apt-get install postfix

I get:
bash: apt-get: command not found...
Install package 'apt' to provide command 'apt-get'? [N/y]
* Running.. The transaction failed: all-packages-already-installed, The packages are already all installed


This may also help for troubleshooting: When I run a dpkg --configure -a command I get:
bash: dpkg: command not found...
Install package 'dpkg' to provide command 'dpkg'? [N/y]
* Resolving dependencies..
* Waiting for authentication..
* Waiting in queue..
* Resolving dependencies..
* Downloading packages..
* Testing changes..
* Installing packages..
* Scanning applications..
dpkg: unable to access dpkg status area: No such file or directory


Any Ideas? Please help.

Thanks,
LinuxTestMan01
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for getting back to me.

I am using:
Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
also running an apache server (not sure if that effects anything).
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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This is Fedora you are using.
On fedora yum or rpm command is used.

Use:
Code:
yum install <package_name>
Code:
yum install postfix
And you're using old Fedora which doesn't have support now.
You should use latest Fedora, i.e., Fedora 19 Code name: Schrodinger's Cat released on 2nd July 2013.
You can also use Fedora 17 or 18, still the support is available for them.

Last edited by Satyaveer Arya; 07-31-2013 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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Perfect, as you said that I was just trying that... I didn't realize they were the same thing.

Thank you!
 
Old 07-31-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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Fedora apt-get?

fedora package manager is called yum

yum install postfix

read about it


regards
D.W


P.S
Too late, sorry.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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So, did that work for you? I hope yes!
And if the solution worked out then mark the thread as SOLVED.
 
  


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