can't install lots of programs!

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samic
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can't install lots of programs!

Post by samic »

hi!
when I type "sudo apt-get install ntp" I get this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package ntp is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'ntp' has no installation candidate


this applies to lots of other programs too. what is the problem?!

secipolla
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Re: can't install lots of programs!

Post by secipolla »

Have you run 'sudo apt-get update'?
Also check your sources.list in case it isn't a new installation.

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