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Heya - i'm new to linux (yeah, yeah - another noobie ) and i was just wondering about using apt-get... Im running xandros linux, and im having trouble with apt-get ...
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    Please - a little kickstart for me :)?


    Heya - i'm new to linux (yeah, yeah - another noobie ) and i was just wondering about using apt-get...

    Im running xandros linux, and im having trouble with apt-get (i was told this is the way to download packages easily and stuff)

    i type, for example "apt-get install amsn" and it gives me this...

    Code:
    /home/dylan/Desktop# apt-get install amsn
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    Package amsn has no available version, but exists in the database.
    This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
    never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
    of sources.list
    E: Package amsn has no installation candidate
    OR - someone told me that because i am running KDE and not GNOME i should instead type "apt-get install qt-amsn" but this gives me this...

    Code:
    /home/dylan/Desktop# apt-get install qt-amsn
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package qt-amsn
    rroompc:/home/dylan/Desktop#
    I'm sure im doing something reeeeally stupid somewhere - after all, i am new to the scene!

    Thanks for any help!

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    It works for me and I am using kde.

    Code:
    apt-get install amsn
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      docker tcltls
    Suggested packages:
      mozilla galeon
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      amsn docker tcltls
    0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 2059kB of archives.
    After unpacking 7537kB of additional disk space will be used.
    The only thing I can think of is that the package is not on any of the servers in your apt sources list, but is on one of the servers on my list.

    Try checking your /etc/apt/sources.list

    mine looks like this

    Code:
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid main non-free contrib
    deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sid/non-US main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US sid/non-US main contrib non-free
    
    # for Xchm
    deb http://debian.speedblue.org ./
    deb-src http://debian.speedblue.org ./
    Hope this helps

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