[Cbsupport] [Fwd: Re: Using APT and Synaptic]
colouredstatic at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 19:23:10 UTC 2007
Dear cbs team,
Sorry I forgot that you had told me specifically comment out those specific
I have tried commenting out all of the sid, and keeping the etch and the
Debian multimedia, however I think the server is still behaving as if the
files should not be accessible to me. Maybe I am tired and am doing
something stupid. I don't know what language the file will be
interpreted/compiled in but I assume the comments are the ## marks.
W: GPG error: http://ftp.au.debian.org etch Release: The following
signatures co uldn't be verified because the
public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY
W: GPG error: http://debian-multimedia.org etch Release: The following
signature s couldn't be verified because the
public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC56
The etc/apt/source.list file:
##COMPUTERBANK Victoria Debian Sources
## deb http://omnidimensional/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
## deb http://omnidimensional/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
##deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ etch main
##deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ sid main
##deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
##deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
I did however manage to install wine on my Fedora Core machine using yum and
Fedora repositories. However I can't just put the CD with the windows
executable in that machine at the moment because I am having trouble
configuring the DVD drive on the Fedora box. Is it okay to ask about Fedora
questions here or is CB strictly dedicated to Debian/Ubuntu?
Yum and apt-get seem like similar types of programs. I wonder what the
program alien does and if you advise against using it.
Also I am having trouble with logging in with the mouse module not working
50% of the time (on the Debian box), this also happened on an Ubuntu box
that I had, and I reasonably sure that it is related to a KVM switch that I
use. Does anybody know how to change settings/configure the mouse so that
this doesn't happen anymore?
On 3/2/07, Kylie Davies <mailkylie at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kylie Davies <mailkylie at optushome.com.au>
> To: Russell jarvis <colouredstatic at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:56:59 +1100
> Subject: Re: Using APT and Synaptic
> Hi Russell,
> If you mean you are using apt-get install from the command line, then
> yes, Synaptic uses the same repositories.
> This is set by a file called sources.list which lives in the /etc/apt
> directory. It can be edited with a text editor too (need root).
> Alert: Always make a backup of a file before changing it. Using the
> command line and if you are in the directory where the file lives, type:
> cp sources.list backupsources
> Basically cp means to copy, so you are making another copy of
> sources.list and calling it backupsources. If you are real keen to use
> the command line, there is an intro tutorial re command line over at
> The APT error you are getting could be just a temporary error about that
> particular file. Do an apt-get update (type in at command line as root)
> and try again. Your repository lines look fine to me.
> You might want to get wine-utils and wine-doc too.
> >From the commandline the command would be
> apt-get install wine wine-utils wine-doc
> I'm not sure that ubuntu sources should be in there too, this could
> break things. I'd leave them commented out. Perhaps only keep the etch
> one in (take out sid stuff) and debian multimedia.
> You can have as many repositories as you like. Just be careful how you
> use them because things could get out of whack (say esp if you mix
> ubuntu and debian ones).
> With respect to bjcups...not sure what you mean, except to say configure
> printers with kde control centre or from within a browser. Browse to
> localhost:631. Both these ways will set up a printer system wide. Both
> essentially talk to the same thing....CUPS...common unix printing
> And yes, by all means send emails to cbsupport... good for others to
> see. Do you mind if i forward this one?
> On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 18:12 +1100, Russell jarvis wrote:
> > Hi Kylie,
> > I am trying to apt-get wine, but I am guessing apt accesses the same
> > file for repository URL's as synaptics. I think this because I may be
> > having the same repository problems as I get messages like the
> > following:
> > Err http://ftp.au.debian.org sid/main libgpg-error0 1.4-2
> > 403 Forbidden
> > Failed to fetch
> http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgpg-error/libgpg-error0_1.4-2_i386.deb 403
> > I have about seven repository URL's in the synaptics -> settings ->
> > Repositorys now including some Ubuntu ones. I have removed the
> > omnidimensional ones. Does it matter how many different repository
> > URL's you end up in there?
> > Also I wonder what commands I should use with bjcups. I am trying to
> > configure my printer so it only prints in black and white. Is bjcups
> > any different from localhost:631 ?
> > Should I address emails with this kind of content cbsupport, so more
> > newbies can capitalise on the information?
> > Thanks again
> > Russell
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