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ezekieldas 06-02-2012 07:05 PM

ununtu 7.10 gutsy rpms
Where can I download individual rpms for a particular ubuntu release?

I'm looking for this specifically:netcat_1.10-33_i386 As noted here:

yancek 06-02-2012 08:13 PM

If you are still using Ubuntu 7.10, you would probably have to check to see if Ubuntu has archives somewhere for older distros as your version hasn't been supported for over two years. Have you installed rpm on Ubuntu before? I understood you needed a deb package or else needed to use alien with rpm.

Knightron 06-02-2012 08:56 PM

Yancek is correct. You are using an unsupported version, and will not be receiving important updates, including security patches. I'm sure everyone will agree that you should upgrade. Download a new iso of the newest version of Ubuntu or a different distro and install from that.

You seem to be a little confused in regards to package managers. Most package managers on linux distros these days are rpm (rpm package manager) or dpkg (debian package). rpm will install ".rpm" packages with the command "rpm -i foo.rpm" and dpkg will install ".deb" packages with the command "dpkg -i foo.deb". Typically a distro will only have one of these package managers installed; Ubuntu comes with dpkg, not rpm; so you need to locate a .deb file, not a .rpm.
Further more most distros do not just provide you one of these package managers, but also an automated tool, as well as a repository of packages; to help you with managing packages. These tools work with the package manager and make installing packages extremely easy.
Ubuntus automated tool is called apt (automated package tool), and installing a package is as simple as opening your terminal and:

sudo apt-get install netcat
There is no need to locate the .deb file, as apt-get will go out a fetch it from the repositories, plus any other packages needed to make it work, and install them all for you.

It's that simple. I hope that's helped, but most important is that you upgrade that version of Ubuntu. You should do this and then install netcat, with the command i gave you.

ezekieldas 06-02-2012 09:40 PM

Thx for the suggestions but I need specifically netcat_1.10-33_i386. Whether it's an rpm or deb it doesn't matter. This particular package was built from source I cannot find, has an option (-c) that isn't with any of the dozen or so netcat packages I've tried.

Without getting into the long and boring of it, I'd just like to know if Canonical or anyone else maintains an archive that resembles the red hat and friends type of structure (eg, x86/RPMS/*.rpm). As noted in that link above, there's a reposotiry behind this

but the 7.10 packages aren't there.

Knightron 06-02-2012 10:36 PM

They are not there because the repos are no longer mantained, they've probably removed all the .deb files so they can make room for the newer supported versions.

But to answer your question, yes Ubuntu does do as you desire, it's the repositories, here

Your version of Ubuntu is five years old; Ubuntu no longer have the repo available for it.

snowday 06-02-2012 10:42 PM

As with all obsolete Ubuntu releases, the repos for 7.10 have been moved to:

If you update your /etc/apt/sources.list accordingly, then you should be able to install packages from this unmaintained repo.

ezekieldas 06-02-2012 10:51 PM

Most excellent:

Thank you.

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