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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Post #17 should get you fixed.

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    I edited my post to "never mind" because the answer there was already better than mine.

    It is a pity that you are re-installing, people here really like it when they go crazy over someone's problem, and then... it works!!

    it feels so good!
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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    Yes. Enter this command into a terminal:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firebird.list
    In front of line 3, add a comment mark # so that it looks like "# sudo...." Save and exit the file, then run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    You should now be able to install Firebird.

    Edit: Your sources.list looks fine.
    No, no, follow these instructions.
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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Bowen View Post
    I can tell it will be less work to re-install Ubuntu than to waste everyone's time here. I don't want to wear out my welcome that quickly.
    You're not wearing out your welcome.

    Thing is, if you reinstall Ubuntu, then try to install Firebird again, there's a good chance you'll just be running into the same problem.

    Problems with sources.list are usually easily fixed; it just seems to be time-consuming what with all the back-and-forth (which is what these fora are all about).

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    You're not wearing out your welcome.

    Thing is, if you reinstall Ubuntu, then try to install Firebird again, there's a good chance you'll just be running into the same problem.

    Problems with sources.list are usually easily fixed; it just seems to be time-consuming what with all the back-and-forth (which is what these fora are all about).
    I think he's gone off to reinstall.

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    I think he's gone off to reinstall.
    D'oh!

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    I never understand why people get mad with sources.list problems,
    just calm down, relax, breath, and analyze the problem,

    ..is just a list of URLs!!!

    Even if you dont have the PGP keys you will be warned several times but it works,
    and the URL are the same since first release of Ubuntu,
    only change the folder by the current codename.

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    Did you get a look at the Ubuntu Guide Michael posted a bit earlier?

    I think you are trying to run before you learn to walk.

    Synaptic is your friend, lots of stuff there to install. Also what is mean as sources.list is the file where the server repositories for all the stuff you want to install is located.

    Also you have to remember that some apps you want to install may not be ready for the Ubuntu version you are running, you will get sometimes those weird messages about libraries or broken packages because the app coming from a third party repository or tar ball is not in line with the latest distribution.

    In my particular case, all my production equipment uses stables distributions (=a bit old) so Im using currently Ubuntu Server 8.04, Debian Lenny for a mail server and this laptop, and other families laptops use Ubuntu 8.04, sometimes latest version is not for everybody (you may run into problems with video drivers for example or some inestability)

    Still have fun and welcome
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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    OK..tried that.
    typed "gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firebird.list" at the terminal prompt.
    Doing that puts me into a text editor of some sort, with a blank page.
    What line 3 did you mean exactly? As the page is blank, there is no line 3 to modify.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    Yes. Enter this command into a terminal:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firebird.list
    In front of line 3, add a comment mark # so that it looks like "# sudo...." Save and exit the file, then run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    You should now be able to install Firebird.

    Edit: Your sources.list looks fine.

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    Re: How do you install a program in Ubuntu?

    I actually am having fun. It's a great joy to jump into a new subject. There are a lot of friendly folk here, and I hope to benefit from their experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge_74 View Post
    Did you get a look at the Ubuntu Guide Michael posted a bit earlier?

    I think you are trying to run before you learn to walk.

    Synaptic is your friend, lots of stuff there to install. Also what is mean as sources.list is the file where the server repositories for all the stuff you want to install is located.

    Also you have to remember that some apps you want to install may not be ready for the Ubuntu version you are running, you will get sometimes those weird messages about libraries or broken packages because the app coming from a third party repository or tar ball is not in line with the latest distribution.

    In my particular case, all my production equipment uses stables distributions (=a bit old) so Im using currently Ubuntu Server 8.04, Debian Lenny for a mail server and this laptop, and other families laptops use Ubuntu 8.04, sometimes latest version is not for everybody (you may run into problems with video drivers for example or some inestability)

    Still have fun and welcome

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