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    E:Unable to Locate Package

    Hi,

    This message appears all the time when I try to apt-get install any package?
    Any help? Am I missing something?

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Quote Originally Posted by vyas.subbu View Post
    Hi,

    This message appears all the time when I try to apt-get install any package?
    Any help? Am I missing something?
    System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

    Click on "Reload" and check whether you get the same issue after that or not.

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    This message appears all the time when I try to apt-get install any package?
    That shouldn't be the case for "any" package. It should be with some specific package only for which the repositories need to be turned on.

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And also the name of the package you are actually trying to install.

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Please give us more information.

    Please show us the output of this command run in a terminal - Apps- Accessories

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    Please give us more information.

    Please show us the output of this command run in a terminal - Apps- Accessories

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    Hi,

    Thanks for reply. The list is a long one. Can you let me know what is that we need to look for?

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    That shouldn't be the case for "any" package. It should be with some specific package only for which the repositories need to be turned on.

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And also the name of the package you are actually trying to install.
    Hi,
    Thanks, the list is quite big, it is a server that has this problem. Can you please let me know what you are looking out for?

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Quote Originally Posted by sikander3786 View Post
    That shouldn't be the case for "any" package. It should be with some specific package only for which the repositories need to be turned on.

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And also the name of the package you are actually trying to install.
    Hi,
    Sorry for incorrect reply.

    It says unable to connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com. And I see it failed. I am trying to install Nagios.

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    When we ask for information we quite often know what it will look like.

    Please post with the information you have been asked to provide.

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    When we ask for information we quite often know what it will look like.

    Please post with the information you have been asked to provide.
    Hi,

    Thanks for replying.
    Do you mean you want me to type 50-60 lines that scrolls down? Or are you looking for anything in specific? any section in the whole run?

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    Re: E:Unable to Locate Package

    i have the same problem... here is output:
    #
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en
    Reading package lists... Done
    #

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