View Full Version : [kubuntu] aptitude insists on Gutsy disc- and won't read it

David J Bush
February 27th, 2009, 09:38 PM
My last dvd install was 7.10, Gutsy. Since then I have upgraded online. I am currently using Kubuntu 8.10. I prefer to use aptitude for day to day upgrades because it does the best job of recognizing and resolving conflicts and dependencies.

A few days ago, over a hundred upgrades became available, mostly to do with KDE 4.2. I went through the list in aptitude, selecting what to upgrade. I pushed "g" to begin downloading, and it immediately asked for a Gutsy disc. I put the disc in, but the popup text window which asked for the disc did not go away. I tried all of my Gutsy discs, and none of them worked. These are professionally burned dvds, 6 in all, plus a 7th live install dvd. They worked just fine when I installed Gutsy. The only way I could make the popup window go away was to choose the "abort" option. This is the error message I got:

E: Failed to fetch cdrom: [5 of 6]/pool/main/b/boost/libboost-dev_1.34.1-2ubuntu1.1_i386.deb: Disk not found.
E: Unable to correct for unavailable packages

So, even after downloading the hundreds of megabytes of other packages, aptitude did not install any of them, because my chosen install scheme absolutely requires this "libboost" package, which apparently is not available online.

I examined this disc 5 of 6 with Dolphin, and I found the libboost file exactly where aptitude says it looked for it.

One curious point is, Dolphin provides a name for this disc simply "CDROM," nothing indicating Kubuntu or Linux or Gutsy. All 6 of my Gutsy install dvds are labeled "CDROM" by Dolphin. The live install dvd, however, does get a name: Kubuntu 7.10 i386.

Is there some online repository I could add which contains this old package? Any clue would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time!

February 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Look at your /etc/apt/sources.list and make sure you don't have a CDROM as your source.

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

David J Bush
February 27th, 2009, 10:28 PM
[quote=taurus;6810790]Look at your /etc/apt/sources.list and make sure you don't have a CDROM as your source.

sources.list contains these lines:

deb cdrom:[1 of 6]/ gutsy-updates multiverse universe
deb cdrom:[2 of 6]/ gutsy-updates multiverse universe
deb cdrom:[3 of 6]/ gutsy-updates multiverse universe
deb cdrom:[4 of 6]/ gutsy-updates multiverse universe
deb cdrom:[5 of 6]/ gutsy-updates main
deb cdrom:[6 of 6]/ gutsy-updates main

Is this wrong? I seem to recall it worked when installing Gutsy. If not, what should I change it to?

February 27th, 2009, 10:32 PM
If you upgraded your machine to intrepid, then those entries for your CDs in /etc/apt/sources.list are not valid anymore.

Therefore, you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and place a # in front of those 6 lines to comment them out.

kdesu kate /etc/apt/sources.list
Save it and then run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

David J Bush
February 28th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Thanks! I have KDE 4.2 now.