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Re: Unable to install software

Postby bw123 » 2018-05-01 14:09

arg22 wrote:thanks for your reply, not sure what you mean with edit the output. if iam making a mistake please tell me, i open with sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list, edit the file and use ctrl-O to save, then enter and ctrl-X to exit


sunrat asked for the complete output of apt update and your output didn't show any repos being contacted.
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Re: Unable to install software

Postby arg22 » 2018-05-01 14:12

the outputs i posted are the complete outputs from the shell
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Re: Unable to install software

Postby arg22 » 2018-05-01 20:21

thank you all for your help, just finished installing chrome, and pip3. Just to say i ve tried almost everything i could read, so i re installed debian with the small iso and then asked to pick a repository to download packaged, i tested the suggestions (picked a localone from a nearby college) and it worked. the first time i installed debian used a broken mirror. So thanks for your help
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Re: Unable to install software

Postby sunrat » 2018-05-01 21:53

You had 3 problems:
- first you had incorrect repo
- then you had incorrect sources.list entry
- then apt wasn't updating properly. As bw123 said, it should output a list of repos contacted.

You didn't solve the problem but got a working system by reinstalling. Hopefully all is good for you now! :)
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