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    Dependency not Satisfiable

    I'm a complete newbie to Linux, and unfortunately, my internet at home has not been set up so I have been downloading applications manually and trying to install them on my system.

    I have tried the sudo apt-get install and sudo apt-get update etc. in Terminal as well as opening the downloaded packages with Ubuntu Application Center but I keep on getting the error Dependency not Satisfiable <package name>.

    What could I be doing wrong? I've managed to open another application ( also downloaded manually ) with the App Center and it says " Only install application if you trust it's source" ( or something along that line), displays the install button, but I'm unable to click on it.

    Please help?

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    What package specifically and what error specifically?

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    freecad_0.12.5284-dfsg-7ubuntu1_i386.deb, cannot remember what the error said, will have to check this afternoon when I get home.

    I've downloaded all the additional libraries and packages seperately as well.

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    Place your freecad and dependencies debs into a folder in your home directory
    named freecad_debs (or whatever you care to name it)
    Open a terminal and change directory to ~/freecad_debs...
    Code:
    cd freecad_debs
    Copy the .debs to /var/cache/apt/archives....
    Code:
    sudo cp *.deb /var/cache/apt/archives
    Install freecad...
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install freecad
    When you install a package the deb files are saved to /var/cache/apt/archives
    and remain there even after uninstalling.
    So when running sudo apt-get install freecad it will look there for
    a freecad deb and dependencies.

    If you had all the dependencies needed for freecad, not already installed on you computer,
    in the ~/freecad_debs folder then it should install.

    You can use synaptic for offline installs but synaptic is no longer included in a default install.
    Synaptic/PackageDownloadScript
    Last edited by stinkeye; March 13th, 2013 at 12:54 PM.

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    Thanks Stinkeye, will definitely try that, I take it that I'd need to use the same process for the installation of the other applications as well?

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    The problem you may run into is that your dependencies might have dependencies of their own, and the dependencies' dependencies might have dependencies, and so forth.

    Here is some information about "how to install packages on Ubuntu without an internet connection" that you might find helpful: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...net_connection

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    Thanks snowpine, I suppose that's what is meant by Dependency not satisfiable: (dependency name).

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    Quote Originally Posted by Ediaan View Post
    Thanks Stinkeye, will definitely try that, I take it that I'd need to use the same process for the installation of the other applications as well?
    Yep.
    If you can install synaptic it makes it easier to get all dependencies.
    eg
    If I wanted to install stardict I can use synaptic to create a download script
    which can be run on another linux machine
    or
    copy the links in the script to download through the browser on a windows machine.

    example script created by synaptic for stardict and dependencies....
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/speech-tools/libestools2.1_2.1~release-5_amd64.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict-common_3.0.1-9.1_all.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict-gnome_3.0.1-9.1_amd64.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict_3.0.1-9.1_all.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict-plugin_3.0.1-9.1_amd64.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict-plugin-espeak_3.0.1-9.1_amd64.deb
    wget -c http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/stardict/stardict-plugin-festival_3.0.1-9.1_amd64.deb

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    Re: Dependency not Satisfiable

    Makes sense, I've just downloaded synaptic, will install it and then try "the easier method". It's going to take a while for me to get used to terminal and its commands.

    Thanks stinkeye, will definitely try it!

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