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3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby tlu on Tue May 18, 2010 1:52 pm

Hello,

after having used Ubuntu and openSUSE for some years I installed the new Mint 9 Gnome edition yesterday. It's really very nice but I ran into one problem: I added

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-free

to my repos in order to get the latest version 3.1.8 of Virtualbox (the official Mint repos only contain version 3.1.6). The new repo shows up in Synaptic under Settings and in sources.list - but not in the main window of Synaptic. So I'm unable the see the packages from that repo and update to the newest VB version.

Likewise, if I execute

sudo apt-get update

the Virtualbox repo has an "OK" - but if I execute

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.1

I get the message that the newest version is already installed. My attempt to fix the situation with

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/*.bin
sudo update-apt-xapian-index


had no effect.

My sources.list looks like this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ isadora main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid free non-free

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-free


Any idea what's wrong here?
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby curmudgeon on Tue May 18, 2010 4:34 pm

You probably forgot to add the gpg key. This is to verify the source of the software you are downloading.

Try running this:
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wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -


As it tells you to do on the VB downloads page http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby tlu on Wed May 19, 2010 6:12 am

curmudgeon wrote:You probably forgot to add the gpg key. This is to verify the source of the software you are downloading.

Try running this:
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wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -


As it tells you to do on the VB downloads page http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads


I had done that (and it should have worked without the key - at least it used to work in earlier Ubuntu versions). But today I saw on the VB download page that their key has changed. Now it works.

Nevertheless there is a problem. I also added the Songbird ppa (including the gpg key) and it also doesn't show up in Synaptic. :(
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby Midnighter on Wed May 19, 2010 7:25 am

How did you add the repos?
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby tlu on Wed May 19, 2010 8:28 am

Midnighter wrote:How did you add the repos?


Via Synaptic. And they appear in /etc/apt/sources.list as they should.

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ isadora main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ lucid free non-free

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps
# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-free
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/songbird-daily/ppa/ubuntu lucid main
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby Midnighter on Wed May 19, 2010 9:20 am

Very odd. Did you follow all of the instructions listed here? http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/ ... lucid-lynx

It "should" work by the sound of it, I am quite baffled. Sorry, I've just tried following the directions on the page I listed to test it myself, and it seems to be downloading fine. I'm unable to guess why it's not for you. Sorry.
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby tlu on Wed May 19, 2010 9:47 am

Midnighter wrote:Very odd. Did you follow all of the instructions listed here? http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/ ... lucid-lynx

It "should" work by the sound of it, I am quite baffled. Sorry, I've just tried following the directions on the page I listed to test it myself, and it seems to be downloading fine. I'm unable to guess why it's not for you. Sorry.


As already mentioned the Virtualbox repo works now. The problem was obviously caused by a new gpg key.

In the meantime I've added another ppa, namely

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla ... ppa/ubuntu lucid main

which was immediately accepted by Synaptic :D . The question remains why the Songbird ppa still doesn't appear. Perhaps there is a problem with that ppa. I will contact Fabien Tassin.
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby Midnighter on Wed May 19, 2010 12:43 pm

Apologies. In my rush, I missed the line about the updated gpg key. My bad. Glad you got that one sorted out.

Yes, contacting the maintainer of the ppa would be your best bet for your other issue. :)
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Re: 3rd party repo doesn't show up

Postby tlu on Fri May 21, 2010 5:27 am

Midnighter wrote: Yes, contacting the maintainer of the ppa would be your best bet for your other issue. :)


Hi Midnighter,

I got a mail by Micah Gersten, one of the members of the Songbird ppa team. He wrote:

Hi, the reason why it can't be added as there has been no Lucid upload
yet. I hope to have Songbird 1.8.0a uploaded this weekend.
Thanks,
Micah Gersten


Good news :D
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