newbie questions about apt-get

SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux i-ubux at synass.net
Sun Mar 2 01:03:15 UTC 2008


On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 16:49 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
> 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


;-D Glad to be of help & Good luck !
Cheers, svobi





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