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    Arrow Debian 101 - Installation Problems

    Hi all, I'm new to linux and having issues installing programs.

    I want to install an RDP client called Remmina

    It's apparently not installed by default with my build of Debian... If I install all of the packages on that above website, using the dpkg -i *.deb command with elevated su - privilidges, no actual program entry gets listed.

    If I try "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp" again with elevated privilidges, I'll get:

    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package remmina
    E: Unable to locate package remmina-plugin-rdp

    And install fails...

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Just Joined! srj's Avatar
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    Jan 2012

    The mentioned package is found within Debian official packages list.

    First make sure that your sources.list file takes data from the debian servers and not from CD/DVD etc...

    To create new sources.list entries you can use this great generator here. Just select your Debian version, location, etc and lines are generated automatically, ready to be pasted in your file.

    Good luck,


    After the above lines are in your sources.list file run:

    apt-get update - to update your packages list
    apt-cache search remmina - to search for remmina packages
    apt-get install remmina
    Last edited by srj; 03-28-2012 at 07:58 AM.

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    Just Joined! Randicus's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    If you are not comfortable with editing the source list, you can also add repositories by opening Synaptic then Settings/Repositories and checking:
    officially supported (main)
    DFSG-compatible Software with Non-Free Dependencies (contrib)
    Non-DSFG-compatible Software (non-free)

    And as already stated, remove the check mark from the CD in Third-Party software.

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    Manually editing sources.list is actually easier and more reliable than using the various gui tools...

    The packages in question do not seem to have any non-free or contrib dependencies - so enabling those should not be required at this stage.

    HowTo - edit your sources.list

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