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Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

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Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#1 Post by cren » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:50 am

Hi,

i am quite new to linux administration and while reviving an older notebook (Intel Core2duo t5450, 4gb ram, x86) i installed MX Linux.

My main problem is being unable to install xterm through test repo app in xwindows. Some windows quickly popup but when i check for xterm package then again, it's still unmarked as installed .


To get in touch with the administration i tried to install Steam / Wine and failed on both occasions.
GDebi failed to install Steam upon unsatisfactory dependencies (xterm |gnome terminal | konsole) - does it mean i need all of them or just one ?

thanks
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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:02 am

just one.

Our steam installer option in mx-package-installer should download the required dependencies, and so should gdebi. Are you sure you are hooked up to the internet?

In a terminal window, issue this command and copy and paste the output back into a forum post.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xterm
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lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#3 Post by kmathern » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:14 am

When I simulate installing the xterm package it shows that it has libutempter0 as a dependency and that package comes from the debian repos, so do you know if the debian repos are working okay for you ?

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$ apt-get install xterm -s
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt-get needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libutempter0
Suggested packages:
  xfonts-cyrillic
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libutempter0 xterm
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Inst libutempter0 (1.1.5-4 Debian:8.7/stable [amd64])
Inst xterm (327-2mx150+1 MX repository:15.0/mx [amd64])
Conf libutempter0 (1.1.5-4 Debian:8.7/stable [amd64])
Conf xterm (327-2mx150+1 MX repository:15.0/mx [amd64])

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#4 Post by cren » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:35 am

actually yes, connected through wifi currently (although had kinda the same impression of a problem when installing wine), just tried mx package as you suggestested and it does this error for steam :

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# apt-get update
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.
---- in preprocessing ----
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
---- preprocessing done----
# DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y install steam
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
E: Unable to locate package steam

gonna look for a cable and try again
dolphin_oracle wrote:just one.

Our steam installer option in mx-package-installer should download the required dependencies, and so should gdebi. Are you sure you are hooked up to the internet?

In a terminal window, issue this command and copy and paste the output back into a forum post.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xterm

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#5 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:44 am

It's not your wifi...the repos are not accessible for you for some reason.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#6 Post by cren » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:47 am

I added a repo while installing wine, perhaps i messed up something, gonna have a look ,thanks
dolphin_oracle wrote:It's not your wifi...the repos are not accessible for you for some reason.

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#7 Post by kmathern » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:55 am

cren wrote:I added a repo while installing wine, perhaps i messed up something, gonna have a look ,thanks
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.
You get that error when you add a `deb https: ...' repo entry, run the command below and post the output

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inxi -r

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#8 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:24 am

if you disable that https repo you added, apt-get update, then install this : apt-transport-https , your https repo should be usable. Whether the 3rd party repo in question is a good idea is up to you.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#9 Post by cren » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:25 am

thanks, it worked
dolphin_oracle wrote:if you disable that https repo you added, apt-get update, then install this : apt-transport-https , your https repo should be usable. Whether the 3rd party repo in question is a good idea is up to you.

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Re: Installing a dependency from Test Repo failed repeatedly

#10 Post by cren » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:35 am

thanks, but didn't work, had to disable that repo, it was using https

E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.
You get that error when you add a `deb https: ...' repo entry, run the command below and post the output

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inxi -r
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