Can't install re2c, is it missing?

Asked by era on 2008-05-16

vnix$ apt-cache policy re2c
re2c:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

vnix$ sudo aptitude update
Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Hit http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US
...
Get:6 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/restricted Sources [898B]
Get:7 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/multiverse Sources [1467B]
Get:8 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-proposed/universe Sources [3061B]
Fetched 97.1kB in 1s (66.3kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

vnix$ apt-cache policy re2c
re2c:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

vnix$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04"

I have Hardy proposed-updates, security, and backports enabled. This is amd64. Is there something more I can add?

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Solved by:
era
Solved:
2008-05-19
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2008-05-19
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2008-05-16
Zombie (initramfs) said : #1

era,

Download the (Your Architecture).deb from here :
http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/r/re2c/

Another workaround, enabling repositories. I can see it listed in my system:

re2c:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.12.1-1build1
  Version table:
     0.12.1-1build1 0
        500 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

Take a look at http://deepaknadig.co.in/blog/ to enable repositories.

With Regards,
Zombie.

era (era) said : #2

I can see those packages in http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/r/re2c/ too, but why are they not visible on my system?

Zombie (initramfs) said : #3

era,

sudo apt-get update should have done the job.
Try again and see if it works.

With Regards,
Zombie.

era (era) said : #4

I've tried a number of times and it does not change the outcome.

I'm wondering what other packages might be missing and where I should start looking.

era (era) said : #5

Somehow something had removed "main" from my sources.list! Duhh, No problem with this particular package; problem solved (although I'd still like to understand how that could happen).