SOLVED(?) -- Re: Welcome to the "kubuntu-users" mailing list

Bruce MacArthur bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Sat Feb 27 17:21:38 GMT 2010


On Saturday 27 February 2010 05:53:05 am Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Saturday 27 February 2010, Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > On Saturday 27 February 2010 04:19:57 am Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > > On Saturday 27 February 2010, Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 27 February 2010 02:38:16 am Lindsay Mathieson 
> wrote:
> > > > > following link should also install it:
> > > > >   http://apt:kubuntu-restricted-
> > > > 
> > > > extras?section=universe?section=multiverse
> > > > 
> > > > Hello, Lindsay --
> > > > 
> > > > I did this and absolutely nothing would happen.  I also
> > > > manually (and with GREAT care!!!) copied the URL into
> > > > Konqueror and could get NOTHING to happen!  I notice that
> > > > there is no
> > > > top-level-domain name specified here, that there is no ".html"
> > > > ((or similar), and that "apt:xxx" is a structure that I do not
> > > > recall seeing in a URL -- but I do NOT want to suggest that my
> > > > ignorance should be compared favorably with your knowledge! 
> > > > Do you have any refinements or further suggestions for me?
> > > 
> > > Are you sure *nothing* happened? Not even some error message?
> > > Anyway, that URL should have been:
> > > apt:kubuntu-restricted-extras?section=universe?section=multivers
> > > e
> > > 
> > > No "http://" or similar...
> > > Also, this URL will only work in konqueror and possibly the "Run
> > > Command" dialog (Alt+F2).
> > 
> > Hello, Reinhold --
> > 
> > To answer your question directly, No, I did not see even a
> > diagnostic!
> > 
> > I have tried this using Konqueror, and it re-directs me to
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine.
> 
> corrected that URL...
> 
> > This gives rather complete instructions for using the command line
> > to reset repository options, but it does NOT either get or
> > install anything "as such"!
> 
> I assume that that means, that you haven't yet activated the universe 
> or multiverse repository.
> The easiest way I know of follows:
> 1. Open a terminal and execute "kdesudo software-properties-kde".
>    - If you don't have kdesudo installed, either install it using
>      "sudo apt-get install kdesudo" or try the same command with
>      "kdesu" instead of "kdesudo"
> 2. Enter your password when prompted.
> 3. Make sure all the checkboxes in the "Kubuntu Software" tab are
>    selected (the "Source code" checkbox may be unchecked or half-
>    checked).
> 4. Close the dialog.
> 5. In the terminal, execute "apt-get update".
> 
> After doing this, using any package manager you should be able to 
> install kubuntu-restricted-extras.
I think that all of this was accomplished.  There WAS a JDK license 
agreement which I tried to accept by tapping <Enter>; this had no 
visible effect, and I finally closed the window.  This also closed the 
Konsole session.  Perhaps I did something wrong,but there was no 
tradditional "I agree" button!  "We shall see!"

> 
> You may also want to look into medibuntu 
> (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu).
I certainly AM looking at -- and seriously considering this possibility.  
Thank you for the helpful suggestion; it IS appreciated.
> 
>   --Reinhold
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Bruce   Mac Arthur
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