Repositories missing. Sorta. [Solved]

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Repositories missing. Sorta. [Solved]

Postby halfnote5 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:26 am

I've been setting up LMDE XFCE edition and humming along nicely (it's over in the corner and I've got a couple SSH windows open to it, even now).


Here's the issue: apt-get simply isn't finding things. sudo apt-get install wxwidgets....... unable to locate package (codeblocks installed fine)
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install xvidcap....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install gfceux....... unable to locate package (okay, so this is a game, but still... it HAS found an IGS client for crying out loud!)
sudo apt-get install gstreamer....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install ipscan....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install madwifi-tools....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install ipscan....... unable to locate package
sudo apt-get install xchat....... something about gnome-bluetooth version 2.something will break something else

You get the idea.

I'm also getting a couple version errors from time to time (I.E. "Depends on ABC-1.0.0.0 but ABC-1.0.0.1 is to be installed" or "Depends on ABC-1.0.0 but it is not going to be installed")

To fix some similar issues, such as with wine or codeblocks, I've been echoing the appropriate repositories for certain packages to my sources list and updating, but still, there seems to me something not quite complete about my list. I've also updated my sources with the new ones as suggested in the following forum discussion: viewtopic.php?f=185&t=85193 (as well as several others).

Is there a Debian repository that's oh, I dunno, Universe-esque (you'll have to forgive me if the terminology's off a bit - I'm used to Ubuntu or SuSE.) that might help me get the latest packages and install/fix some of these problems? I'm not really afraid to get my hands dirty, and the system isn't in use, nor will it be until I can get all the software we need to run on it installed (It'll be a series of network diagnostic machines, and maybe some security cam capture servers) - so I can afford to risk it going slightly unstable. Just not with the software *I* need on it. ; )


If need be, I can post my repositories list, but at this point, that's not going to yield a helpful diagnosis, as I've been kinda poking at it for the past couple hours, and it's beginning to look.... well... really bad. :lol:
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Re: Repositories missing. Sorta.

Postby craigevil on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:51 am

Is the machine able to connect to the internet?

Post your sources.list by using
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inxi -r


Post the output of
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apt-cache policy


When was it last upgraded?

You can always point to the Debian testing repo rather than the LMDE update/incoming/latest repo.
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Re: Repositories missing. Sorta.

Postby halfnote5 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:54 am

It's connecting to the internet fine, and actually, I'm just in the middle of:

apt update && apt dist-upgrade

I'll let you know the result. Also, if everything perks up afterwards, I'll let you know, and also paste my sources.list, eclectic as it is. :)
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Re: Repositories missing. Sorta.

Postby halfnote5 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Okay, so things are looking up. Here's what I've discovered:

1. don't run "apt dist-upgrade" from a SSH client. :lol:

2. Updating the whole thing does fix a lot of the package issues with the more common ones. xchat, ffmpeg, mencoder, zenmap, etc. - it's all good.


3. It seems that some of the more eclectic stuff has been deprecated all around. Some of the packages have been REMOVED from Sid/squeeze/Lenny. I'm guessing stuff like madwifi and aircrack-ng (we test our client's network security as part of an analysis) will probably have to be compiled from source.

4. Some stuff, like splashy, I just hadn't gotten around to realizing wasn't included, or was deprecated and am looking around for suitable alternatives (or, in the case of aircrack-ng, forcing a compile from old_stable0.9. Heh).
Other things (such as motion, blender and cinelerra) I was surprised to find install fine from apt-get, despite having to hunt a few down when using Ubuntu Mint.

5. :wink: My go client (IGS) works fine, but I STILL can't find gfceux. Heh, guess it's Debian's way of telling us not to screw around when we could be productive. :wink:

6. "apt-get install wxwidgets" STILL tells me "E: Unable to locate package wxwidgets" but I think the libraries MIGHT all be there from when I upgraded Code::Blocks, although I DID do the following to be safe:

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apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-dev wx2.8-doc xlibmesa-glu-dev libglu-dev

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In short, the dist-upgrade does the trick, and some stuff you're used to having handy... isn't. But you can find it if you look, and don't mind the occasional make/make install. Or the occasional wget/dpkg.

Oi, and for anyone curious, the following grand and glorious mess was the sources.list I would up with after loading this thing up to the gills with all the utilities I wanted/needed (bear in mind that this is thus-far - I still haven't gotten around to putting in some user-maintained, application-specific ones I commonly use).

NOTE: I WILL be paring this down later, and do NOT suggest it for use by anyone for anything other than amusement.

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ sid-wx main
           deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ squeeze-wx main
           deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main non-free
           deb http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ binary/
           deb-src http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ source/
           deb ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
           deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ squeeze-wx main
           deb http://www.jenslody.de/ any release
           deb http://www.remastersys.com/repository squeeze/
           deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository squeeze/



There you have it: Proof that echo >> /etc/apt/sources.list can get out of hand VERY quickly. :lol:
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Re: Repositories missing. Sorta.

Postby halfnote5 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:55 am

Hi everyone! Marking this [Solved], as the update did wonders (many thanks!) and the rest of it was just hunting and compiling.
I've even got all of the eclectic stuff like Remastersys and madwifi working like a charm. I've gotta say, LMDE is worth the setup. I'm going to enjoy having this on my keyring when I'm at client's offices.


Cheers!
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