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
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:

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

Assistance is appreciated
Many thanks

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Rafael Proença (cypherbios) said : #1


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:

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.


AveryAndrews (avery-andrews) said : #3

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