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  1. #1
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    cifs-utils missing

    Hi. I'm brand new to Ubuntu. Just installed it on a Mac. I want to access data stored on a Mac airport - not the time machine data, but data stored in a directory on the airport. I got as far as needing to mount it, but my install (20.04.1 LTS) doesn't seem to have the utils. I tried to install cifs-utils but I got this:


    sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package cifs-utils is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package 'cifs-utils' has no installation candidate


    I've been on Google for an hour or so, but can't fix it. I tried apt-key update but got a message that this command can only be used by root.

    Any idea how I can get cifs-utils? If there's an easier way to get at the files on my Mac Airport then that would also be useful.

    Thanks,

    Lee

  2. #2
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    Re: cifs-utils missing

    https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/cifs-utils

    It is present. Check your sources

  3. #3
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    Re: cifs-utils missing

    Thread moved to Apple Hardware Users for a more appropriate fit.

  4. #4
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    Re: cifs-utils missing

    Thanks, ActionParsnip. I think I've got it loaded now. I suspect I'll be back soon after Apple's airport disc has browbeaten me into submission.

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