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

Asked by Mathieu Mitchell

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 :

Posted in backports.

Closing question.