add/remove software

Erik Schmidt eschmidt90 at
Sun Jan 21 18:35:15 UTC 2007

Yes, I typed updateb first

I am using 6.10

the results for $ dpkg --list build-essential are:

"no packages found matching build-essentials"

the results for  dpkg --list '*libc6*':

|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name           Version        Description
un  libapt-inst-li <none>         (no description available)
un  libapt-pkg-lib <none>         (no description available)
ii  libc6          2.4-1ubuntu12  GNU C Library: Shared libraries
un  libc6-bin      <none>         (no description available)
un  libc6-dev      <none>         (no description available)
un  libc6-dev-ppc6 <none>         (no description available)
un  libc6-doc      <none>         (no description available)
un  libc6.1        <none>         (no description available)

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 18:19 +0000, Andy wrote:
> On 21/01/07, Erik Schmidt <eschmidt90 at> wrote:
> > when I type "locate 'stdio.h'", it gives me the location of the file
> > nostdio.h and its in a perl folder
> that's not the file you need. Just to make sure, you did do 'sudo
> updatedb' first?
> Can you type:
> $ dpkg --list build-essential
> then
> $ dpkg --list '*libc6*'
> Look for a lines that mention libc6 and libc6-dev,
> if they start ii they are installed
> if they start un they're not.
> Anything else then they may be partially installed.
> Main should be enabled to start with.
> Sorry if you allready told us this but what version of Ubuntu are you
> using? 6.06 or 6.10?
> _ Andy

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