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    Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    Hi All,

    I am a New member and started learning Linux.
    all i did is Installed ubuntu 7.10 server i386 on my VMWare Virtual Machine.
    After installation when i started playing around in the system i checked that few things do not work properly or may be i am doing it incorrectly.

    1:- if i type "apropos ls" i got ls:nothing appropriate.
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    2:- i tried to edit .bashrc and tried to edit aliases for 'clear' & 'rm -i' as following.
    #alias c='clear'
    #alias rm='rm -i'
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    and saved them but when tried got an error as "-bash: c: command not found."

    3:- emacs is not there so i tried to install it.

    emacs.PNG
    I tried with sudo apt-get update
    but it was the same.


    pls check and give a solution for these.

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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    In regards to emacs, I don't think emacs 22 is available in the ubuntu repositories. However emacs 23 and 24 are available. So unless there is a reason you need emacs 22 I would try one of those.

    I don't know if you have restarted your terminal but aliases only take effect after a reboot of the terminal. I am not too familiar with working with servers so I am not sure if you can just restart bash or if you will need to restart the whole server. Hope this provides a little insight.

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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    The 7.10 release is too old (Oct 2007) - get and install a supported release such as 12.04, 12.10 or 13.04 and try again.

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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    7.10?
    That version is dead.
    The repos for that version have been killed/moved to the old release archives.
    To use it, you'll have to change the repositories from the 7.10 repos to the old-release repos.

    In truth, though, just upgrade to a newer release, as the packages in the old-release are full of all the existing bugs and problems that might have plagued the release when it's support ended several, at this point, years ago.
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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    7.10 is end of live (and has been for ages). Instead of trying to get such an old version to work, you can better install a supported version (≥12.04).

    Concerning making that alias, you have to reload your .bashrc before they work.
    Code:
    source .bashrc

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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    Concerning making that alias, you have to reload your .bashrc before they work.
    Code:
    source .bashrc
    And shouldn't the aliases be uncommented as well. ie, remove the # symbol before alias.
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    Re: Unable to install Anything on Ubuntu 7.10

    Thanks All ...
    Well i restarted the terminal and tried source .bashrc
    after all the suggestions made,I would better upgrade to a newer version.
    I installed 7.10 as a learning tool only.
    anyways, Once i am done with anything above 12.* , I would come back with problems as i know i am a dumbass

    Thanks Everyone for the suggestions

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