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Old 10-31-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
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Installing Package

Hello again
This time I hope I find the correct place to post this.
I am a newbie I have Ubuntu Dapper Drake My problem, I am trying to install a package that I have on my desktop, Package xfe when I try to install it with package installer I get a message in red Dependency is not satisfiable: libfox1.4. I have have installed this package (libfox). I have traced it to usr/share/doc/libfox1.4-doc in the file system, so it seems to be there. Why then does xfe return the error message and how can I install xfe. Thank you for any assistance that you can give.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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libfox1.4-doc is only the documentation. The actual library package is called simply "libfox1.4" (at least, it is on Debian, and ubuntu is based on it) and needs to be installed separately. The files it installs will undoubtedly show up in /usr/lib.
Old 10-31-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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If you are totally sure you have installed libfox, then are you sure it's version 1.4 (or newer)? Ubuntu Dapper uses, if I remember this correctly, Synaptic to handle installing packets so open it up and see which version of libfox you have installed. If it's older than 1.4 you'll need to update it first.

How did you try to install the package on your desktop? Was it like:
dpkg -i xfe-versionnumber.deb
or how? The above method should work, but if there indeed is a lack of some package (or some version of it), dpkg refuses to install it. I still think you either haven't got the needed package or you don't have new enough version of it. Having some doc-files is not a guarantee a package is installed, prefer to use Synaptic instead.

Can't you then use apt to install xfe, or isn't it in the reposities?
apt-get install xfe
If xfe is in the reposities, that's a lot easier since apt automatically should determine and get the dependencies, saving you effort. Using dpkg to install a locally downloaded .deb file won't download any dependencies, only tell you if they are not met.
Old 10-31-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies

I am not able to go into repositories in Linux and download from there on the internet. I am not able to do this as my internet not tuned in to Linux. I hope to do this in the future (another problem). I access internet at the moment through Windows.

I have been to Ubuntu Packages again and I found that there are 3 Libfoxlibfoxa.4 packages, the one I think I have *.doc the only one of the other 2 that I seemed to be able to access and to download was libfox1.4dev. This I downloaded put onto me desktop in linux and tried to install, once again I got the message Dependency is not satisfiable: libfox1.4. So I guess I did not get the right package. I am now not to sure how to get the package or what package I need

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
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My advice would be to concentrate on getting the internet working first, rather than spending a lot of time on this problem. It will then be simple to resolve dependencies via synaptic.
Old 10-31-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re setting up on the internet, that would be very nice but I am not sure how to do that. I have done much reading on it, and still not sure how. I think I have 2 problems there number one I have a Voyager 105 modem and number two I am with AOL. I knnow anfd would like to change but as it is I have some time to run before I can come off AOL.

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:46 AM   #7
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Do It The Easy Way

Never mind, you're talking about xfe the file manager - not xfce the desktop environment. Sorry...

But Gethyn is right, get the machine to connect and things would be much easier. The Windows box should be capable of internet connection sharing.....

Last edited by Dragineez; 10-31-2006 at 10:58 AM.
Old 10-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #8
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Thank you Drangineez I am not sure what it will do but will give it a try and see what happens


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