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apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-05 20:34

I am changing from Win7 to Debian8. I have a new used laptop with the install done. I have granted my user sudo rights. Don't have a clue but will learn. I want to install rsync to backup the install prior to doing anything else and want to do it offline. So I did sudo apt-get install rysnc and the screen gives me lots of information and says "the following NEW packages will be installed: rsync.... Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.0 _Jessie_ -Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20160917-14:25 ". I've looked and it looks like I can get 8.7.x but I don't know about binary files . On my desktop for User is debian-8.6.0-source-DVD-1.iso . Not a binary. If I were to update to 8.7.x or leave things at 8.6.0 how do I find 'Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.0 _Jessie_ -Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20160917-14:25' . Like I said, I don't have a clue but learned enough to add myself to the sudo group so have high hopes. I know I can do a lot more on line but want a backup from the original install prior to going online, hence rsync needs to be installed...
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby arochester » 2017-03-05 20:49

Your computer is asking for the Install Disk because it thinks it is still a Repository.

You need to edit your sources list and stop the line about the CD/DVD by putting a # at the beginning of the line.

I use Leafpad to edit so the command I use is
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sudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list
Make the change. Save. Close. Try again.

You might have another editor, not Leafpad, in which case you need to substitute that.

For general guidance look at https://linuxpanda.wordpress.com/2014/0 ... -8-jessie/ --- but don't blindly do everything!
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-05 21:08

Thanks,
I need a little time to find an editor and how to move around before I do it wrong. I appreciate your help.
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby Dai_trying » 2017-03-05 21:10

I use nano from a terminal
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

then make the suggested changes, when you are finished press ctrl x then enter twice and it should be saved. And don't forget to
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sudo apt-get update
after changing sources.list (before trying to install anything)
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby pendrachken » 2017-03-05 21:40

Dai_trying wrote:I use nano from a terminal
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

then make the suggested changes, when you are finished press ctrl x then enter twice and it should be saved. And don't forget to
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sudo apt-get update
after changing sources.list (before trying to install anything)



Too many keystrokes! And you forgot typing "y" when it asks if the file name it saves to is correct, which adds more keystrokes.


Just kidding about the too many keystrokes, but in nano it IS easier to just hit the F3 key, enter, F2 key.... unless you have to hit a Fn key to get normal F1-12 keys.

F3 is the save dialog like you get when exiting with ctrl-X and F2 is the exact same as ctrl-x.

You COULD just hit F2
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-05 22:23

probably not significantly different. I seem to not have nano, but have pico and have been doing all editing with pico. Any way, the file is now correctly edited and named I think. Still no rsync.

And thanks for the Function Key info.

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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file fixed / rsync not

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-05 22:25

I originally wanted to make a backup before going online but have done apt-get update online. I was successful in not getting the error message. I probably need to change the title and will do so if that is the right thing to do. I don't have the apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find problem now. I originally wanted to install rsync to make my backup and when I "sudo apt-get install rsync both online and offline get the message reading package list... done, building dependency tree. Reading state information... done. Package rsync is not available, but is referred to by another package.This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source. E: Package 'rsync' has no installation candidate"

So I edited the sources list and removed the # in front of deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib . I successfully updated the file sources.list but had the same original file and the edited one named sources.list.save . I didn't seem to have the rights to delete and rename or even know how to rename. So, I logged in as root and that is fixed: the edited file is correctly named now. I shut down and restarted. I get exactly the same message as above:

when I "sudo apt-get install rsync both online and offline get the message reading package list... done, building dependency tree. Reading state information... done. Package rsync is not available, but is referred to by another package.This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source. E: Package 'rsync' has no installation candidate"

On review of sources.list I noticed every source was jessie-updates. So, and I might well be wrong, I thought if it wasn't already installed, it might not be updatable, so I added a new line:
deb http://ftpdebian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib

Seemed reasonable, no change however, same error message

If I need to restart with a more accurate name for my help request to make it searchable, please let me know. Thank you for your help.
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby sunrat » 2017-03-05 22:37

rsync is available from the repositories - https://packages.debian.org/search?suit ... ords=rsync
If you can't install it, your sources may be incorrect. Post your sources.list file here.
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-05 23:15

#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.0 _Jessie_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20160917-14:25]/ jessie contrib main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8.6.0 _Jessie_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20160917-14:25]/ jessie contrib main

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib

# jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install. The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.
#
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-06 00:54

The last line in your sources should have rsysnc in that repo, since it's the main Debian repo.

What is the result of "apt-get update", then? (in a code box, please)

The Debian installer doesn't enable the online repos if it can't make a Net connection during the install; do you remember any messages like that?
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby pendrachken » 2017-03-06 01:30

stevepusser wrote:The last line in your sources should have rsysnc in that repo, since it's the main Debian repo.

What is the result of "apt-get update", then? (in a code box, please)

The Debian installer doesn't enable the online repos if it can't make a Net connection during the install; do you remember any messages like that?



I want to know what / how stuff was actually installed. Nano should have been installed with the base-system task in tasksel( it's a package marked is "important", which should get installed with base-system), and pico is SUPPOSED to be an /etc/alternatives symlink to..... NANO! There actually isn't a pico binary package in the debian repos, because if I remember right it is BSD licensed. Nano is a clone of... ahem I mean, inspired by BSD pico.
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-06 01:39

No, I don't remember anything like that, but...
I just followed your suggestion and got a lot of unseen output... haven't tried to confirm my problem is solved, but may well be.
I attached 2 files: one apt-get update and one apt-get install rsync

I don't know, I tried before and maybe I failed to restart the computer after the addition of the last line but it didn't do it then, and appears to have now.

I really appreciate your help.
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for pendrachken: I didn't do the install. I ordered a refurbished Lenovo T400 with the install done before I received the machine. I know my way around the lighted areas of Win 7, but not Linux (yet).

So I went baack and tried rysnc man: and got: rsync man.png, attached

I'm attaching the files but I don't see them after I hit submit, If I am doing something wrong, let me know and I'll fix it.
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-03-06 02:13

by WRenol »So I went baack and tried rysnc man: and got: rsync man.png, attached

I'm attaching the files but I don't see them after I hit submit, If I am doing something wrong, let me know and I'll fix it.

I was out all day, and the thread is pretty long, so forgive me if I am missing something,or things,...
But , Are you trying to attach files with information, out put, etc. to your post ?
That can not be done , the forum does not accept attachments,..
Attachments, How to post a screen shot and use code boxes
Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-09-12 21:36
You can also use : http://paste.debian.net/
For code and scripts, then post a link to your post here.

If you still have questions on that, you can start another topic, or PM me,
Sorry to interupt the topic.
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So I went baack and tried rysnc man: and got: rsync man.png, attached

I don't understand,..
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rysnc  man
is not a command that would work,
and why are you trying to do that ?
If you want to read the manual on 'rysnc', the
command is:
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man rsync

If 'rsync' is not installed, there probably is not going to be a manual.
Perhaps the best way to explain the syntax is with some examples:

rsync -t *.c foo:src/

This would transfer all files matching the pattern *.c from the
current directory to the directory src on the machine foo. If any
of the files already exist on the remote system then the rsync
remote-update protocol is used to update the file by sending only
the differences. See the tech report for details.

rsync -avz foo:src/bar /data/tmp

For more details on using the 'man' command:
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man man
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Re: apt-get install wants a binary file I can't find

Postby WRenol » 2017-03-06 02:24

I need to work at understanding : Attachments, How to post a screen shot and use code boxes

I'll get back after I know more what I'm doing. Thanks.
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