Package not available for 8.04 hardy but .deb from 8.10 works in 8.04.

Asked by Mathieu Mitchell on 2009-01-19

This package is not available for Ubuntu 8.04 hardy but the .deb made for 8.10 works perfectly.
I don't know if this is the right place to post this (as this is not a bug).

mitchell@ubuntumitchell:~$ sudo apt-get install libdata-validate-ip-perl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package libdata-validate-ip-perl

mitchell@ubuntumitchell:~$ sudo dpkg -i libdata-validate-ip-perl_0.08-1_all.deb
(Reading database ... 162806 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libdata-validate-ip-perl 0.08-1 (using libdata-validate-ip-perl_0.08-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libdata-validate-ip-perl ...
Setting up libdata-validate-ip-perl (0.08-1) ...

Dpkg will give an error message if the dependancies are not installed:
mitchell@ubuntumitchell:~$ sudo dpkg -i libdata-validate-ip-perl_0.08-1_all.deb
Selecting previously deselected package libdata-validate-ip-perl.
(Reading database ... 162762 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libdata-validate-ip-perl (from libdata-validate-ip-perl_0.08-1_all.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libdata-validate-ip-perl:
 libdata-validate-ip-perl depends on libnet-ipv6addr-perl; however:
  Package libnet-ipv6addr-perl is not installed.
 libdata-validate-ip-perl depends on libnet-netmask-perl; however:
  Package libnet-netmask-perl is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libdata-validate-ip-perl (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

Simply use apt-get -f install to fix these, and libdata-validate-ip-perl will be installed

Thank you,
Mathieu Mitchell

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Mathieu Mitchell (mat128) said : #1

Posted in backports.

Closing question.