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Old 12-21-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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apt-get : couldn't find apache2


Have a new installation of Ubuntu server here. Have my proxy and internet set up properly. However, when I run apt-get install apache2 (or pretty much anything else such as ssh or subversion), it reports E: Couldn't find package apache2. This is very frustrating. I uncommented the universe repositories from sources.list. What am I missing?
 
Old 12-21-2006, 03:02 PM   #2
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Are you using sudo (run as root user)? sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install apache2
 
Old 12-21-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yep, using sudo...

Here is what I am seeing

$ sudo apt-get install apache2

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package apache2
$
 
Old 12-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #4
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Try:
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sudo apt-get install apache2-common
 
Old 12-21-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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Try searching the archives, apt-cache search apache
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #6
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Yeah same problem. I am starting to think it may be a network proxy issue? I have set the environment variable http_proxy to my proxy server. I am able to resolve network names through my DNS, I have an ip address assigned through DHCP.

I am able to download files off the internet with wget.

Is there more that I need to do for apt to function? I thought it was only using http to communicate. Do I need to open any ports on my machine or anything like that? Thanks all for the help
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:21 PM   #7
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valdez--
"apt-cache search apache" gives me this output

libss10.9.8 - SSL shared libraries

Now that is promising at least. apt-get still does not find it though.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:26 PM   #8
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Did you setup your /etc/apt/apt.conf file with a line like
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Acquire::http::Proxy "http://MYDOMAIN\MYNAME:MYPASS@MY.PROXY.COM:MYPORT"
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:37 PM   #9
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Had updated apt.conf earlier, double-checked it...found a slight discrpency between my environ var and what was in apt.conf. Got it working!!! Thanks for everything gang
 
  


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