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Old 04-03-2006, 01:43 AM   #1
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Ubuntu universe repository


I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 and I wanted to add a couple programs and it's available in the universal repository but when I try that says:

http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...6/Packages.gz: Sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)

then I get a warning window that comes up and says:

W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.archive.ubuntu.com breezy/universe Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_breezy_universe_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

What can I do to get these applications so they're avaible and so I can use them? Thanks.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
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The lines in my /etc/apt/sources.list to add the universe and multiverse ubuntu repositories are:
Code:
 deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe multiverse
 deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu breezy universe multiverse
These obviously use the Australian mirror, so you should choose one closer to you.
Add those line, and then run "sudo apt-get update", and then you should be able to install whatever packages using either apt-get or synaptic.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-03-2006, 02:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response. Now I have another question.
I'm in sources.list and it's a read-only file and it says that
"You are not the owner so you can't change these permissions."
How can I make it not a read-only file so I can make the changes?
I'm new to linux so sorry if these are fairly simple questions.
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 03:47 AM   #4
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Most config files on Linux are owned by root, unless they are in your home directory. To edit sources.list, from a terminal run
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
This will open sources.list in gedit with root priveliges. The lines for the universe repository are about 1/2 way down, and are commented out with a #. Simply delete the #, and then save and exit. Then run "sudo apt-get update".

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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Thanks Ian, you're helping me out a lot.
I did all of that and tried to get it to work by doing all the things that you talked about and I'm still getting error messages that say:

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/di...86/Packages.gz Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)
Reading package lists... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://us.archive.ubuntu.com breezy/universe Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_breezy_universe_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

when I try to do an update. I've tried everything I can think of to fix it but I'm out of ideas.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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Make sure that the line in sources.list is exactly the same as the one I posted above, and then run apt-get update. Try with a different mirror, because it is possible that the US one is down.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-04-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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I suggest you check out the Ubuntu Guide for Breezy at:
http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu

You'll find this question along with many others answered in easy to follow steps. You'll also learn a lot in the process. I think you may find it very helpful.

Have fun with Linux and Ubuntu.

Rory
 
  


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