newbie questions about apt-get

SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux i-ubux at
Sun Mar 2 00:02:35 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 12:26 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
> Hi,
> I have recently been asked to set up egroupware on Ubuntu 7.10. I normally use
> Fedora. I formatted and installed no problem. I then looked for instructions
> about egroupware and found them online. I was able to use apt-get to install
> apache and mysql and egroupware. I later wanted to check some details and tried
> to check the contents of the repository using the Gnome add/remove software menu
> option. After quite a lot of messing around it seems that the list of apps
> available from that menu does not match (there is overlap) that available by
> apt-get. 
> Is this really so?
> The /etc/apt/sources.list file indicates these sources:
> deb gutsy main restricted
> deb gutsy-updates main restricted
> deb gutsy universe
> deb gutsy-updates universe
> deb gutsy multiverse
> among others as sources for binaries.
> Is it usual for apt-get to be able to access more files than the menu app? and
> if so, how do I get a current list of available software? I am accustomed to
> using yum list available, so some equivalent would be nice.
> Dave

Hi Dave, 
Have you found these eGroupware entries in Ubuntu's Synaptic Package
Manager ?
If not: Hava look in System / Administration and Synaptic !
Searching for eGroupware gives you a big choice:
First line installs the whole package incl dependencies except LDAP !
You may know better to continue now then me !? :-)

Cheers, svobi

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