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Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby gasgasmike on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi;
I am running mint13 . Trying to get to the Local repository which contains Gnomeppp.
In Terminal I type in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list but it said 'Permission Denied'

Can Someone give a newbie a step by step instruction how to open up this local repository?
Thank you

The following are in the reliese notes for mint 13. I am not smart enough to get to work.

Local repository and GnomePPP
GnomePPP is not installed by default but it is present within the default installation of Linux Mint. Your Linux Mint system comes with a local repository which is disabled by default. You can enable it by removing the comment sign "#" in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list and refreshing your APT cache. This repository contains GnomePPP as well as a collection of drivers.
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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby catweazel on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:50 am

gasgasmike wrote:In Terminal I type in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list but it said 'Permission Denied'

You need to use the sudo command, however typing that line in with sudo will only get you another error message because local-repository.list is a file, not a command.
... You can enable it by removing the comment sign "#" in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list and refreshing your APT cache.

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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local-repository.list
sudo apt update


Edit the file using gedit, remove the # symbol then save the changes and exit gedit before issuing the update command.
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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby gasgasmike on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:04 pm

Thank you for the help TehGhodTrole .But mint 13 does not have Gedit installed by default.
It is in synaptic package manager but I a can not load Gedit until I get Gnome PPP up and running.

Is there another way to load that local repository?

THANK YOU
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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby caribriz on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:40 am

gasgasmike wrote:But mint 13 does not have Gedit installed by default.

Are you using mate?
If so, substitute pluma for gedit in the command.

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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby gasgasmike on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:59 am

Yes Caribriz,

Pluma did the trick .I was able to remove # symbol and re-save in pluma.

But after closing pluma the Terminal started showing errors.

And no additions were made.



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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby caribriz on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:38 am

gasgasmike wrote:And no additions were made.

Not sure what you mean here.

Are you just wanting to install gnome-ppp offline?

Edit (later) -
Just out of curiosity I tried to install gnome-ppp in mate after enabling the local respository as above.
I couldn't install it offline from Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager or even in the terminal as you should be able to.
It kept wanting to go online to download the packages, even though you know they are already on your hard drive in the local repository
- and, of course, you aren't online yet :wink:
Similar to this: http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=103370

In the end I did it a "messy" way adapted from the link above:

Navigate through File System to /usr/share/local-repository/binary

Copy the following files (versions/names may vary slightly - this was for 32-bit):

libwvstreams4.6-base_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
libwvstreams4.6-extras_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
libuniconf4.6_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
wvdial_1.61-4build1_i386.deb
gnome-ppp_0.3.23-1ubuntu6_i386.deb

Go to your /home folder, create new folder "gnome-ppp"
Paste the above 5 files into it.
While still gnome-ppp folder:
Click File > Open in terminal, type
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sudo dpkg --install --recursive .

(note the dot at the end of the command)
press enter

This will install all the files in the correct order.

Alternatively, you can double-click on each of the files above (in that order) to install.
Gnome-ppp was then available in Menu > Internet.

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Re: Local repository for mint13 permission denied

Postby gasgasmike on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:26 am

Thank you Caribriz for all of your time you spent on solving my problem.
I will take your suggestion and install gnome ppp manually.

Wish you all the best;
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