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    Question Can't find package

    I downloaded this package ActivePython-2.5.2.2-linux-x86.tar.gz and put it in my Home folder. When I try to install this what I get.

    This is what I enter into terminal:
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    sudo apt-get install ActivePython-2.5.2.2-linux-x86.tar.gz
    And this is output:

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    E: Couldn't find package ActivePython-2.5.2.2-linux-x86.tar.gz
    What does the E: represent or mean?
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    Re: Can't find package

    tAR.GZ is similar to .ZIP in windows, you need to extract the contents first, right click on the icon and select extract here. Now you will need to run the install file, apt-get will only install apps that are supported in the repos.

    You do know that python will be available in the repos, open synaptic and search for python
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    Re: Can't find package

    Code:
    tar -xf ActivePython-2.5.2.2-liunx-x86-tar.gz
    cd ActivePython-2.5.2.2-linux-x86
    sh install.sh
    Done!

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    Re: Can't find package

    atoponce this is the output I got when I tried what you suggested

    tar: ActivePython-2.5.2.2-liunx-x86-tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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    Re: Can't find package

    On your terminal, change directory to your home directory:

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    cd ~
    and the rest, you do what atoponce instructed.

    NOTE: Be sure that the archive file is SAVED/COPIED in your home directory.
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    Re: Can't find package

    I am at my home directory
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    Re: Can't find package

    Quote Originally Posted by rocknzen View Post
    atoponce this is the output I got when I tried what you suggested
    There's a typo in that command.

    tar: ActivePython-2.5.2.2-liunx-x86-tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    The best way to handle long file names is to type couple of first letters and then just hit the tab key to let autocompletion fill the rest for you. This way it's pretty impossible to misspell file names. Autocompletion also works for commands. And if what you have typed is not enough for the autocompletion to know what you are trying to type you can either hit the tab again to get a list of all possibilitties, or type a copule of letters more and try again.
    Last edited by mcduck; August 11th, 2008 at 07:52 AM.

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    Re: Can't find package

    ActivePython-2.5.2.2-linux-x86.tar.gz is not listed in the repositories so apt-get will not load that program.
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    Arrow Re: Can't find package

    See installation instructions for ActivePython in Ubuntu in this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...66#post9113066

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