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    New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    I recently installed 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. When trying to install packages I'm getting error messages:

    user@machine:~$ sudo apt-get install tcsh
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package tcsh

    user@machine:~$ sudo apt-get install nedit
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package nedit

    Update gives this:

    user@machine:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Reading package lists... Done


    I notice that all entries are commented out in /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    are you definitely connected to the internet?

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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    try
    Code:
    aptitude search SEARCHTERM
    that will find packages that exist in your repositories. You may have to enable other repositories for the packages you want. Go to System->Administration->Sources (it might not be sources but its right next to synaptic package manager) and enable all the repositories there. (you dont have to enable the source repositories)

    now try your aptitude update and installs again.

    edit: reading your post again it looks like your only checking the ubuntu CD for packages. I would sugest enabling aditional repositories like it explained earlier. (i think the menu option is "software sources")
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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    It looks like a Software Source problem. Go to System-Admin-Software Sources. Under the Ubuntu tab tick all boxes, untick the CDrom box. Under Updates tick Important, Recommended and Unsupported boxes. Close the window and in terminal enter
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Now you should be all to get that package providing its in the standard repositories.
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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    Post your source list

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins02 View Post
    I notice that all entries are commented out in /etc/apt/sources.list
    simply uncomment the required repositories and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update

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    Re: New installation: apt-get can't find packages

    Followed suggestions of Kevbert. Repositories now accessible. Thanks to all for fast replies.

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