New install comments

Bo Rosén brosen at
Wed Sep 29 11:23:02 UTC 2004

I have used various distributions over a period of some six or seven
years but never a debian-based system before. I'm just an average user,
I know nothing of programming and little more than what I have to about
keeping my system reasonably up-to-date.

I use Gentoo currently, and while this is a great distro I've been
looking for a nice desktop Gnome distro. So, after hearing about Ubuntu,
I had to see it.

Install went without a problem, as far as I have been able to see after
a few hours everything works fine. I'm still a bit uncertain how to use
apt-get to full avantage, but time should fix that.

I tried installing sun-j2re1.4 from the great instructions on
but I can't get 'sudo apt-get install sun-j2rel.4debian' to work. As far
as I can tell there's something wrong with fetching the list of packages

Sorry, this is in Swedish ;-) Essentially, it seems the lists of
packages can't be found, I'm probably doing something wrong. I tried as well as suggested in a mail on this list.

Misslyckades att hämta
i386/Packages.gz  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Misslyckades att hämta
free/binary-i386/Packages.gz  404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Läser paketlistor... Färdig 
W: Kunde inte ta status på källkodspaketlistan
debian/testing Packages
(/var/lib/apt/lists/ - stat (2 Filen eller katalogen finns inte)
W: Kunde inte ta status på källkodspaketlistan
debian/non-free Packages
free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 Filen eller katalogen finns inte)

I want mplayer as well as that is the only package I've ever managed to
get tv-out working with (I have a GeForce 4 MX400), and I need all those
proprietary codecs too.

Sun's java and mplayer are show-stoppers for me, I have subscribed to
this list to keep an eye on things. If packages like these can be
installed in an easy way, I'd love to switch over to Ubuntu as I've been
very impressed so far.

Keep up the good work


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