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    Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Apologies in advance for asking stupid questions:


    I have recently installed 18.04 LTS with the Budgie desktop environment and am trying to install Amule but with little success. Ironically, I have 16.04 LTS with Amule working perfectly on a legacy hard drive on the same machine. I have tried looking for an appropriate deb download and thought that I had found it here: https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu...amd64.deb.html

    Now for the stupid stuff - when I follow the instructions to update the package index and then install the deb package I get the following result:

    E: Unable to locate package amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.debE: Couldn't find any package by glob 'amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb'
    E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb'

    I thought this was because the repository wasn't added but when I checked, I got:

    'universe' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.

    ...soooo, I'm assuming that I've got the right repository but I'm obviously missing something, um, obvious.....

    I'd be really grateful for any advice on this,

    MTIA

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    What was the command that you used to install of amule.

    Are you trying to install a downloaded deb package ?

    If so, something like

    Code:
    sudo apt install /home/george/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb
    assuming that the filename, where the downloaded deb package has been stored and your username is as above

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Tks Howefield!

    ....but no joy as yet, I'm now getting this output when I plug in the path, ie:

    sudo apt install /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb

    E: Unsupported file /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb given on commandline


    I just tied the the software installer that comes with budgie and I get the message

    " The following packages have unmet dependencies"
    but no indication of what these might be. Is there a way to easily establish this from the terminal? I did find Stackoverflow but I'm a bit nervous of playing with stuff I don't understand. Would you think it's worth a try?

    "Try follow this step 1 by 1


    apt-get autoclean


    apt-get -f install


    dpkg --configure -a


    apt-get -f install


    apt-get -u dist-upgrade


    or try "aptitude" instead of "apt-get"

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by 0georgebaldwin0 View Post
    Tks Howefield!

    ....but no joy as yet, I'm now getting this output when I plug in the path, ie:

    sudo apt install /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb

    E: Unsupported file /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb given on commandline


    I just tied the the software installer that comes with budgie and I get the message

    " The following packages have unmet dependencies"
    but no indication of what these might be. Is there a way to easily establish this from the terminal? I did find Stackoverflow but I'm a bit nervous of playing with stuff I don't understand. Would you think it's worth a try?

    "Try follow this step 1 by 1


    apt-get autoclean


    apt-get -f install


    dpkg --configure -a


    apt-get -f install


    apt-get -u dist-upgrade


    or try "aptitude" instead of "apt-get"
    No no no...

    You can (and should) make sure your package management system is fine and fully updated before installing any new software:
    Code:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
    Post here any errors. If no errors then 1) check whether the universe repository is enabled (open Software & Updates) because amule is there (for 18.04) and then 2) simply
    Code:
    sudo apt install amule
    Software in the repositories can and should be installed online, not by downloading the .deb.

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Quote Originally Posted by 0georgebaldwin0 View Post
    sudo apt install /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb

    E: Unsupported file /home/Downloads/amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb[/code]
    There should be a username between home and Downloads in your command above. Also, it is useful to copy/paste the entire terminal input and output (between code tags) to better help others to help you.

    The following packages have unmet dependencies" [/I]but no indication of what these might be. Is there a way to easily establish this from the terminal? I did find Stackoverflow but I'm a bit nervous of playing with stuff I don't understand. Would you think it's worth a try?
    None of those steps is likely to make the situation worse, but I'd start with a

    Code:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
    then report back any errors.

    "Try follow this step 1 by 1


    apt-get autoclean


    apt-get -f install


    dpkg --configure -a


    apt-get -f install


    apt-get -u dist-upgrade


    or try "aptitude" instead of "apt-get"

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Now for the stupid stuff - when I follow the instructions to update the package index and then install the deb package I get the following result:

    E: Unable to locate package amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.debE: Couldn't find any package by glob 'amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb'
    E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb'
    From this it seems like you tried installing it like
    Code:
    sudo apt install amule_2.3.2-2_amd64.deb
    drop the _2.3.2-2_amd64.deb and leave it as just amule.
    Code:
    sudo apt install amule
    the package version string is not needed.
    Last edited by deadflowr; December 4th, 2020 at 09:12 PM.
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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    It seems @howefield and @deadflowr are saying the same as I did which is fine.

    In summary, as long as you have the Universe repository enabled, just install aMule like any other software.

    Now, having said that, here's the bad news: Years ago I helped someone with aMule installed like we're telling you to just to find out the version in the 18.04 repo is hopelessly broken. Unless it has been fixed you may notice the main windows doesn't open and running it from terminal may show the following error:
    Code:
    amule crashed with SIGSEGV in wxWindow::DoClientToScreen()
    That being the case please come back here. I can give a solution but I must, preemptively, warn you it's anything but easy as it implies compiling from source two sets of code and editing a .cpp file. You should understand the method of installing software from the repos is barely a "level 1" whereas what you need to do if that one doesn't work takes it up at least to "level 11".

    Perhaps better stick with torrents
    Transmission is already installed and works beautifully.

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Hmmm,

    After a huuuuge upgrade download, I checked that the Universe repository is enabled and then tried: sudo apt install amule

    I now get:

    Code:
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
     amule : Depends: amule-common (= 1:2.3.2-2) but 1:2.3.2-6 is to be installed
             Recommends: amule-utils but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    CW: you certainly know how to sell! Level 11 sounds like about 10.95 too high for me. I really do like Amule though so if there is any way that isn't a guaranteed fail for me then I'd like to at least have a look....torrents???
    Last edited by deadflowr; December 5th, 2020 at 07:33 AM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    We would need the full output from the commands Celticwarrior and howefield posted,
    as well as output from
    Code:
    sudo apt install -f
    for good measure.
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    Re: Amule: installing on 18.04 LTS

    Thanks to all for your help and support so far.

    Whilst I can of course post the outputs from your suggestions, I'm now wondering whether I'm simply barking up the wrong end of the stick (without a paddle) when it comes to both Budgie and 18.04......

    I've now uncovered some functionality problems with the Budgie desktop that make my original reasons for choosing it look wrong. I have also done some reading about 18.04 and I'm getting the distinct impression that 20.04 is an improvement and that there are fewer problems with Amule as well.

    This whole sorry saga was prompted by my wanting to ditch 16.04 Mate (where everything worked instantly) on a mechanical drive dual-booting Windows and move to discrete SSDs for both OS and Data. I've had a number of problems with the dual-boot, caused by windows doing what what it does best (i.e f*** all) and some white knuckle rides thinking that I'd lost my data, so the 3 drive solution seemed to be sensible. TBH, the lightweight requirement was more a function of me happening to already have a 30gb microSSD installled on my laptop. I did start by trying LinuxLiteOS but somewhat surprisingly (to me anyway) I ran out of space very quickly and it seemed to be a fairly restricted environment....hence my return to the Ubuntu fold - the Budgie install has left me with bags of room, so now I'm thinking that perhaps I should just be looking at Mate once again only this time on 20.04

    I'd appreciate it very much if you'd share any thoughts on the above,

    All gifts gratefully received

    GB

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