newbie query

R. Wood au516 at
Wed Jan 31 17:03:53 UTC 2007

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Allegedly, on Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 09:30:19AM -0500, Don Kelly stated:
> On 1/31/07, Brian wrote:
> > hello
> > i tried the following commands and got these errors :::
> >
> > $ sudo dpkg -i ymessenger_1.0.4_1_i386
> You need to use the full filename on the command line
> (ymessenger_1.0.4_1_i386.deb).  So the command should be "sudo dpkg -i
> ymessenger_1.0.4_1_i386.deb".  The linux command line (bash) will
> auto-complete filenames if you press the Tab key.

Yep.  And another approach would be to open a terminal window
(Applications>Accessories>Terminal, from memory) and type
  sudo -i
then give your password.  The shell prompt symbol should change from
indicating that you are now 'root', or the 'superuser' who has full
system privileges.  Once you are at a root prompt, 'sudo' is no longer

> > and then, i right clicked the file as it is in the desktop window
> > and then got this message :::
> >
> > Error: Dependancy is not satisfiable: libgdk-pixbuf2
> You can try "apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2" to install that package.
> Or, you can search for it using Synaptic (a GUI package manager).
> Synaptic is available from the "System" menu.
> Don Kelly/

You can also do a CLI search by keyword using something like:
  apt-cache search libgdk-pixbuf2
This should reveal which packages (if any) contain the search term in
their package description.  You can then install the missing
dependencies with the Synaptic GUI tool, or else
  sudo apt-get install packagename
on the CLI.

One of the cool things about Synaptic and apt-get is that they
*automatically* satisfy missing dependencies, instead of you having to
manually find and install other packages  :-)

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