newbie questions about apt-get

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Sun Mar 2 00:49:38 UTC 2008


Quoting SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux <i-ubux at synass.net>:

> 
> 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 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
> > deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
> > deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
> > deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
> > deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ 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.
> > 
> > TIA
> > 
> > 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

I didn't know about synaptic. the packages I needed seem all to be there. It
(synaptic) looks a lot like yumex. Many thanks,

D

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