help with installing browser and office as local apps on LTSP
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 14:08:20 BST 2009
On Wed, 15 Apr 2009, graydebowen at tiscali.co.uk wrote:
> Now I get stuck, sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386 apt-get install xterm
> runs OK but changing the command to sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386 apt-get
> install firefox or variations such as mozilla-firefox return couldn't
> find package firefox.
You might want to first run
sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386 apt-get update
to make sure you have up-to-date lists of available packages. Then get a
shell in the chroot with
sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
apt-cache search firefox
If you don't get back a firefox package then maybe you have the wrong
sources available. From within the chroot, send us the output of
> I tried to sneak up on the problem and downloaded the open office rpm
> moved to it the chroot and tried to unpack it there. No rpm icommand in
> the chroot (not a big surprise its pretty sparse in there).
Ubuntu is a debian-based system, so RPM isn't used. You would want to
download a.deb file and install with "dpkg -i ...". However, I wouldn't
recommend this at all. "apt-get install firefox" is the correct way to do
it, you just seem to be missing some package sources.
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