Not available with the contents of sources.list

Asked by Pardalote on 2006-12-20

USing Synaptic Package Manager to install aptoncd. (Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS)
Error message
"aptoncd:
Package aptoncd 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".
Using apt-get - error message
"~$ sudo apt-get install aptoncd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package aptoncd"

and downloading aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all.deb and
"~$ sudo dpkg -i aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all.deb
Selecting previously deselected package aptoncd.
(Reading database ... 82891 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking aptoncd (from aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of aptoncd:
 aptoncd depends on python-dbus; however:
  Package python-dbus is not installed.
dpkg: error processing aptoncd (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 aptoncd"

Checking - I have "python2.4-dbus" installed not "python-dbus".

Assistance is appreciated
Many thanks

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2006-12-20
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2006-12-21
Rafael Proença (cypherbios) said : #1

Hi,

The aptoncd package are not available on Ubuntu repositories, yet :)
So, any attempt to install it from apt-get/synaptic will fail.

Is there an problem with the name of the package python-dbus on Dapper, where it is named python2.4-dbus. On edgy it is python-dbus only.

When running the Dapper, to solve this issue you can force dependencies on installing the 0.1beta (dpkg -i aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all.deb --force-all) or you can download this package build for Dapper Drake:
http://cypherbios.org/aptoncd/aptoncd_0.1beta-1_all~dapper0.deb

The 0.1 final version will be released without this issue.
Thanks, namastê and good luck.

Rafael Proença (cypherbios) said : #2

Pardalote said your problem has been solved with the package for Dapper.

Cheers.

AveryAndrews (avery-andrews) said : #3

I find that the --force-all method doesn't work, but the Dapper package does