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spursncowboys
December 20th, 2009, 03:51 AM
I'm trying to install sopcast and when I tried I got this message when I tried to open it with gdebi package installer.

/tmp/sp-auth_3.2.6_all-2.deb could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.
When I tried to install it with
sudo apt-get install sp-auth_3.2.6_all-2.deb
and
sudo dpkg -i sp-auth_3.2.6_all.deb
It says that cannot access. Any ideas what the problem is and what I can do to fix it. Also is there a better program than gdebi?

RedSingularity
December 20th, 2009, 03:52 AM
You need to change to the directory of the file before using dpkg. Did you do that?

USB_NL
December 20th, 2009, 04:02 AM
hello


Not the correct folder could be the problem.
here are some commandline options:

use
ls
to show folders and files

use
cd foldername
to go down the tree into in that folder

use
cd ..
to move up one folder in the treepath

use cd\
to go up to "main" folder or the root of the tree


I hope this wil solve the problem you have.

spursncowboys
December 21st, 2009, 02:15 AM
Thanks for both replies. The first one I went to the website and just clinked on the download link. Because it was a .deb it went straight to the 'open(with gdebi) open with other app or save' window. When I clicked to open with gdebi, I got the "/tmp/sp-auth_3.2.6_all-2.deb could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences." window pop up.
Then I did the cd Downloads file, where it was located and when I tried apt-get install and dpkg I got nothing.

I'm going to try and download a .deb file from a different place.

howefield
December 21st, 2009, 02:18 AM
I'm going to try and download a .deb file from a different place.

Try adding the ppa, and install with Synaptic, and get all the updates.

There is an update version to the one you are trying to install.

I'll get the url for you.

There you go...

https://launchpad.net/~jason-scheunemann/+archive/ppa