peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sun Jan 21 18:59:42 UTC 2007
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 13:35:15 -0500
Erik Schmidt <eschmidt90 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I typed updateb first
> I am using 6.10
> the results for $ dpkg --list build-essential are:
> "no packages found matching build-essentials"
It's "build-essential" ( singular) - but that is kind of irrelevant, since
it appears your sources are misconfigured.
In GNOME, do the following:
1. Click on System - Administration - Software Properties ( menu entry )
2. Give your password when prompted, then
3. Check the "Channels" for main, universe, and optionally multiverse .
(You can also check backports, but unless you know that you need backports,
this is not necessary or particularly desirable.)
4. (a) Either open a terminal and type
sudo apt-get update
(b) Open the Synaptic package manager and hit "Reload" (either of these
will ensure that your listing of available packages is up to date)
5. Install the "build-essential" package. You can do this by typing
sudo apt-get install build-essential or
use Synaptic to install that package.
If this still results in errors, please post a copy of
your /etc/apt/sources.list file
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