Can't install

Asked by Bob-El on 2010-09-03

Okay. I'm running 10.04 netbook remix. I went to SPM and got version 2.whatever. It doesn't run. So I followed the PPA instructions and added the repository, did the apt-get update but your instructions are incomplete. I tried sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet and it said it was already installed. So that doesn't install the newest version that I've been trying to figure out how to install for an hour now.

We are not all programmers and super users. Please provide correct, complete instruction or don't provide any at all.

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2010-09-06
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2010-09-06
Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #1

Did you try doing an upgrade? That is, sudo apt-get upgrade? That should install alarm-clock-applet 0.3.1

Bob-El (boblanctot) said : #2

I hadn't tried doing an upgrade so I did a few minutes ago. I had to
reinstall the original package using apt-get install because I had
completely removed it since it didn't work. :(

Anyway, I figure I should be able to find it in Accessories but it isn't
there and I can't find it anywhere else either. Typing alarm-clock-applet
in the terminal results in "alarm-clock-applet: command not found".

So, unless you have more information for me, I guess it doesn't work and
I'll uninstall it again.

On 3 September 2010 02:46, Johannes H. Jensen <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #123886 on Alarm Clock changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Johannes H. Jensen requested for more information:
> Did you try doing an upgrade? That is, sudo apt-get upgrade? That should
> install alarm-clock-applet 0.3.1
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
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Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #3

Hi, please paste the output of the two commands:

dpkg -l '*alarm-clock-applet*'

dpkg -L alarm-clock-applet

Thanks

Bob-El (boblanctot) said : #4

~$ dpkg -l '*alarm-clock-applet*'
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
|
Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii alarm-clock-ap 0.2.6-2 Alarm Clock applet for the GNOME panel

Looks like it didn't upgrade itself.

~$ dpkg -L alarm-clock-applet
/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/icons
/usr/share/icons/hicolor
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/alarm-clock.svg
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/alarm-timer.svg
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/36x36
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/36x36/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/36x36/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/36x36/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/36x36/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/alarm-clock.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/alarm-timer.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/alarm-snooze.png
/usr/share/alarm-clock-applet
/usr/share/alarm-clock-applet/glade
/usr/share/alarm-clock-applet/glade/alarm-clock.glade
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/alarm-clock-applet
/usr/share/doc/alarm-clock-applet/copyright
/usr/share/doc/alarm-clock-applet/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/alarm-clock-applet/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/gconf
/usr/share/gconf/schemas
/usr/share/gconf/schemas/alarm-clock.schemas
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/alarm-clock-applet
/usr/lib/alarm-clock-applet/alarm-clock-applet
/usr/lib/bonobo
/usr/lib/bonobo/servers
/usr/lib/bonobo/servers/AlarmClock.server

On 4 September 2010 04:23, Johannes H. Jensen <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #123886 on Alarm Clock changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Johannes H. Jensen requested for more information:
> Hi, please paste the output of the two commands:
>
> dpkg -l '*alarm-clock-applet*'
>
> dpkg -L alarm-clock-applet
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There is no better defense for absurdity than
obscurity." - John Locke

Bob-El (boblanctot) said : #5

After I sent you the info you requested I tried upgrading again like you
told me previously. This is the output:
~$ sudo apt-get upgrade alarm-clock-applet
[sudo] password for bob:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Obviously there's something wrong with the upgrade process.

Bob

On 4 September 2010 04:23, Johannes H. Jensen <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #123886 on Alarm Clock changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Johannes H. Jensen requested for more information:
> Hi, please paste the output of the two commands:
>
> dpkg -l '*alarm-clock-applet*'
>
> dpkg -L alarm-clock-applet
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There is no better defense for absurdity than
obscurity." - John Locke

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #6

Are you sure you added the repository correctly? The following commands should be sufficient:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joh/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet

Please paste the output of the command:

apt-cache show alarm-clock-applet

Thanks

Bob-El (boblanctot) said : #7

It appears I had the wrong repository information. The repository command I
had used was "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwibber-daily/ppa". Clearly (now)
not correct. I got it from the page *https://launchpad.net/~joh/+archive/ppa
*. Not being all that well versed in how these things go, I clicked on the
link *Technical details about this PPA* and misinterpreted (obviously) the
instructions in the pop-up. I was confused as to exactly what I was supposed
to do. If you had simply provided the full and correct repository command on
that page in the first place, we both wouldn't have wasted all this time
trying to figure out why the applet wouldn't work for me. :(

After following your latest set of instructions, the applet downloaded,
replaced the older version and I can now find it in *Accessories*. I'm
looking forward to using it.

The requested output of the command *apt-cache show alarm-clock-applet* is:
Package: alarm-clock-applet
Source: alarm-clock-applet
Priority: optional
Section: gnome
Installed-Size: 836
Maintainer: Chow Loong Jin <email address hidden>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.3.1-1+joh1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.20.0),
libgstreamer0.10-0 (>= 0.10.7), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.18.0), libnotify1 (>=
0.4.5), libnotify1-gtk2.10, libunique-1.0-0 (>= 1.0.0), libxml2 (>= 2.7.4),
gconf2 (>= 2.10.1-2)
Filename:
pool/main/a/alarm-clock-applet/alarm-clock-applet_0.3.1-1+joh1_i386.deb
Size: 144618
MD5sum: c9d4c927337e7fdf3f5c3c8019714fa0
SHA1: e02d6fdfd19f43907dee85f2d0b08e9a5415b21d
Description: Alarm Clock applet
 Alarm Clock is a fully-featured alarm clock which resides in the
notification
 area It is easy to use yet powerful with support for multiple and
repeatable
 alarms, as well as snoozing and a flexible notification system.
 .
 Two types of alarms are supported: Alarm Clocks and Timers.
 Notification is done by either playing a sound or launching an
 application.

Package: alarm-clock-applet
Priority: optional
Section: universe/gnome
Installed-Size: 400
Maintainer: Chow Loong Jin <email address hidden>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.2.6-2
Depends: libbonobo2-0 (>= 2.15.0), libc6 (>= 2.7), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0),
libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.6.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libgnomeui-0 (>=
2.22.0), libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 1:2.17.90), libgstreamer0.10-0 (>= 0.10.2),
libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0), libnotify1 (>= 0.4.5), libnotify1-gtk2.10,
libpanel-applet2-0 (>= 2.26.0), libxml2 (>= 2.7.4), gconf2 (>= 2.10.1-2)
Filename:
pool/universe/a/alarm-clock-applet/alarm-clock-applet_0.2.6-2_i386.deb
Size: 94208
MD5sum: 39e21f425744c85fca66705597a303dc
SHA1: 73c29f08eb5b9c14b6e3f66aeb1be7618c9f8c32
SHA256: e29193453b655cc6668b3a5972b5e7514dd5a7f52690fc48b6252663e240d65b
Description: Alarm Clock applet for the GNOME panel
 Alarm Clock is a fully-featured alarm clock for your GNOME panel.
 It is easy to use yet powerful with support for multiple and
 repeatable alarms, as well as snoozing and a flexible notification
 system.
 .
 Two types of alarms are supported: Alarm Clocks and Timers.
 Notification is done by either playing a sound or launching an
 application.
Homepage: http://alarm-clock.pseudoberries.com/
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu

So all looks well now. Thank you for your patience in helping me get this
running correctly. If I may suggest, perhaps you could update your page and
add the commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joh/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet

I can't believe I'm the only person who's had trouble with this but,
perhaps, the only one who's bothered to persue it.

Best regards,
Bob

On 6 September 2010 04:35, Johannes H. Jensen <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #123886 on Alarm Clock changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Johannes H. Jensen requested for more information:
> Are you sure you added the repository correctly? The following commands
> should be sufficient:
>
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joh/ppa
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet
>
> Please paste the output of the command:
>
> apt-cache show alarm-clock-applet
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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Bob Lanctot
Ottawa, ON, Canada
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There is no better defense for absurdity than
obscurity." - John Locke

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #8

Ah, now I understand what happened. Indeed, the information provided in the popup is very confusing. I've updated the PPA description to include the mentioned commands, thank you :-)

The popup which provided the instructions is part of Launchpad itself, and unfortunately not under my control. Maybe you could file a usability bug against Soyuz - The Launchpad Package Manager regarding the issue? See https://bugs.launchpad.net/soyuz

Bob-El (boblanctot) said : #9

You are certainly welcome. I'm happy that together we were able to solve my
issue and, in doing so, perhaps avert the same issues for others. Thanks
again for your patience and help.

On 6 September 2010 10:51, Johannes H. Jensen <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #123886 on Alarm Clock changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Johannes H. Jensen proposed the following answer:
> Ah, now I understand what happened. Indeed, the information provided in
> the popup is very confusing. I've updated the PPA description to include
> the mentioned commands, thank you :-)
>
> The popup which provided the instructions is part of Launchpad itself,
> and unfortunately not under my control. Maybe you could file a usability
> bug against Soyuz - The Launchpad Package Manager regarding the issue?
> See https://bugs.launchpad.net/soyuz
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+question/123886/+confirm?answer_id=7
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There is no better defense for absurdity than
obscurity." - John Locke

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) said : #10

Great! :-)