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Old 12-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
alex polvorilla
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Musescore won't install on Intel 64 bit CPU PC, help please


Hi All,

I'm a very happy user of the 64 bit version of an Ubuntu / Debian based distribution called Linux Mint.

I'm trying to install Musescore. The following command:
"sudo apt-get install musescore"

produces this error:
"Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libqt4-scripttools amd64 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.2
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.156 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...u4.2_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.156 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"

I've also tried two alternative methods.

Installing from the official website:
http://musescore.org/en/download

I'm getting this:
"Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?"

I'm not man enough to choose yes, so I choose no and get this:
"W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...u4.2_amd64.deb
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]"

The second alternative method is this Software Manager GUI thing, which I presume may be a frontend to apt-get, and which silently aborts the install task.

This is well beyond my skills, which can be described as average Linux user.

I would very much appreciate any advice and thank you in advance.

With best wishes for the New Year.

Last edited by alex polvorilla; 12-30-2012 at 12:51 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
alex polvorilla
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It's worth mentioning that install feature on the official Musescore website is for Ubuntu not Linux Mint. Since this method gives results in the same error being reported, I'm asuming the error is not Mint related, but rather related to either Ubuntu or Musescore. I'm assuming it's not Debian related since the missing file URL is an Ubuntu one.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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Have you launched
Code:
sudo apt-get update
to update the package database? Those errors usually are caused by package databases that have links to files that no longer exist.

Tip for the future: If you want to add information to one of your threads that has not got an answer yet use the Edit-button instead of making a new post. This way your thread will remain on the Zero reply List, increasing the chance that you get an answer.
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
alex polvorilla
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
Have you launched
Code:
sudo apt-get update
to update the package database? Those errors usually are caused by package databases that have links to files that no longer exist.

Tip for the future: If you want to add information to one of your threads that has not got an answer yet use the Edit-button instead of making a new post. This way your thread will remain on the Zero reply List, increasing the chance that you get an answer.
Indeed that fixed it, thanks!

I had wrongly assumed that the fact that I had this icon with the green colour tick on the right hand side of my status bar would mean "everything" was up to date. In fact I hadn't used this apt-get before at all, but only this Software Manager GUI thing. I used apt-get this time hoping that it would produce some error message (rather than silently failing like SM), which fortunately it did.

Also thanks for the tip that I'd rather edit the first post.

Much appreciated, thanks!
 
  


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