Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS: can't install dnsmasq - broken package

Niki Kovacs info at microlinux.fr
Tue Jun 3 18:46:16 UTC 2014

Le 01/06/2014 21:14, Colin Law a écrit :
> Unfortunate that you did not at least answer my first question (what
> apt-cache policy shows).  Now we will never know.  It is possible you
> did not have the correct repositories enabled.
> Also you have not actually answered the second question, what happens
> when you try to install dnsmasq-base?  The questions were not to fix
> your problem but to diagnose what was wrong with your system, if
> anything, or to get to the point that a bug could be reported.

I have to issue a big mea culpa on that one. I was only slightly 
panicking, because there was a job that needed to be done, and I thought 
I would never make such a rookie mistake.

Well, rookie mistake it was. Just a typo in sources.list, with 
"multiverse multiverse" instead of "universe multiverse". Fixed the 
typo, and everything runs smoothly now.

All's well that ends well. I guess I've pretty much made a complete fool 
of myself :o)


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