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Blob
April 29th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Newbie has followed the ubuntuguide.org to the letter and I can't get the above noted programs installed using apt-get. I'm able to download and install almost everything else that I want.

Apparently these packages are no longer there. Have these programs been discontinued?

thanks

Professor X
April 29th, 2005, 06:49 AM
Did you enable the extra repositories? Did you remember to type
sudo apt-get update?

Blob
April 29th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Yes, I did uncomment all the reposotories as per the guide, perhaps, I did not do it right? I will try to do it again.

Am I right in assuming that Mplayer is a program and not just a reference to any multiplayer?

Thanks.

Blob
April 29th, 2005, 10:29 PM
This is what I typed in and this is what I got. I checked the repositories and they are uncommented as per the guide instructions:




bob@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -t hoary install mplayer-386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer-386

Leif
April 29th, 2005, 10:34 PM
It's not just uncommenting, you also need to add the marillat repositories. Have you done this ?

mendicant
April 29th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Use aptitude in preference to apt-get.
Make sure you have multiverse in /etc/apt/sources.list:


% grep multiverse /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v " *#"

Make sure you've updated your list of packages:


% sudo aptitude update
% aptitude search mplayer ## results in something like the following:
v mplayer -
v mplayer-386 -
i mplayer-586 - The Ultimate Movie Player For Linux
v mplayer-686 -
v mplayer-custom -
v mplayer-doc -
i A mplayer-fonts - Fonts for mplayer
v mplayer-k6 -
v mplayer-k7 -
v mplayer-nogui -


Now:

% sudo aptitude install mplayer-386

should work.

mendicant
April 29th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Oh, and the grep should return you at least one line indicating that you've got multiverse in your sources.list.

Blob
April 29th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Hi Mendicant, I inserted the line below in a terminal window and nothing happened:

grep multiverse /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v " *#"

I then did sudo aptitude update and got this:

bob@ubuntu:~$ sudo aptitude update
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Get:1 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary Release.gpg [189B]
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security Release.gpg [189B]
Get:3 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security Release [16.9kB]
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary Release
Get:5 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates Release [16.8kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/main Packages
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hoary-security/universe Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/restricted Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/universe Packages
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/universe Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/main Packages
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/main Sources
Hit http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com hoary-updates/restricted Sources
Fetched 34.1kB in 3s (10.3kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
bob@ubuntu:~$ aptitude search mplayer
E: /home/bob/.aptitude/config - Unable to open %s for writing (13 Permission denied)
bob@ubuntu:~$


Can you let me know what to type exactly the way they do it in the unbunguguide.org? I'm too new to linux, so nothing is obvious.
Thanks,

Blob
April 29th, 2005, 11:44 PM
It's not just uncommenting, you also need to add the marillat repositories. Have you done this ?
How do you add the marillat repositories?

Thanks,

Leif
April 29th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Please follow these instructions : http://ubuntuguide.org/#extrarepositories

Blob
April 30th, 2005, 12:07 AM
What a moron I am---I did not notice that more repositories were added after uncommenting----Thanks for That!! That will teach not to read carefully.