View Full Version : [ubuntu] new server install - apt-get not working for anything.

December 13th, 2008, 10:12 PM
I have tried to sudo apt-get install openssh-server and several other things and I always get a message that it cannnot find the package I am trying to install.

An nslookup for cnn.com returns so I think I am talking to the internet.

Any Ideas ????

December 13th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Can you ping anything out on the internet for example:

ping google.com

If you get an answer back you have an internet connection. I would then run:

sudo apt-get update

to update /etc/apt/source.list, then try installing the programs you need.


December 14th, 2008, 03:25 AM


It was the update that did the magic...

WOW lots of stuff updated...

Now everything is falling into place.

Installing rudy rubygems merb etc....

Thanks for responding.