Missing software [was: Re: hello new users]

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at canonical.com
Thu Sep 23 06:39:13 UTC 2004


Please use a more specific subject next time.

On 2004-09-22 22:27 -0400, Junior Gagné wrote:
> i just install ubuntu on my g41 ghz 
> its a really nice linux distro
> but i search for a few package 
> sodipodi ( i know that its work on yellowdog)
> scribus 
> mac-on-linux 

These three are in the "universe" section of our archive, a collection
of unsupported packages from Debian Sid. Just edit
/etc/apt/sources.list, there should be two commented out lines which
enable the "universe". Remove the "#" at the beginning of the lines,
then you can install all this software (using apt-get or synaptic).

> mplayer 

Due to license problems, this is neither contained in Debian nor in
Warty. However, you can append the following line to
/etc/apt/sources.list to get the packages:

  deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main

> and also the dreaded  question
> how do i open the cd-rom when there no cd in 

Don't know, my iBook G4 has a slot-in drive which cannot be "opened".


Martin Pitt                       http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer            http://www.ubuntulinux.org
Debian GNU/Linux Developer       http://www.debian.org
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