Asked by gani on 2007-09-17

hai friends..any body help me... i just started to learn i have installed ubuntu.....i know that $sudo apt-get whatever will install that stuff....but i download the pakages and use this commend but some errors as follows will come....plz help me.suppose take the case of valknut

gani@gani-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install valknut-0.3.10
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package valknut-0.3.10

i copied valknut into /var/cache/apt/archives/
and excuted the above command

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ok, apt-get install works only with Ubuntu package, thats a program to compile, thats more dificult, but don't worry, just type the right thing on your apt-get

$ sudo apt-get install valknut

thats all you have to do.

Otherwhise, if you want to install your file, please tell me the complete name... it TAR.GZ.. TGZ... what??

gani (ganigaadu) said : #2

i tried it many times......i get the same error...thatthe pakage called valknut 0.3.10 cannot be found........

gani (ganigaadu) said : #3

ya its valknut-0.3.10.tar.bz2

Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #4

You can install valknut 0.3.7 through synaptic. It's in the universe so make sure you have it enabled (Settings-->Repositories).

Dpkg & apt-get work only with prepared packages (e.g. ".deb" extension).

If really you want a newer version you'll need to compile from sources; this might get complex. Basically, uncompress this tar.bz2, navigate to this directory in terminal and type "./configure" followed by "make". You can find more precise instructions in the INSTALL file there.

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