nmap package obsoleted?
On Fri, 31 Oct 2008, rex wrote:
> Hello, I'm trying to install nmap, and so I did "apt-get install nmap",
> but I get this:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Package nmap is not available, but is referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package nmap has no installation candidate
> when I do "apt-cache pkgnames | grep nmap", I get nmap.
> googling shows me that nmap is at
> http://packages.debian.org/stable/net/nmap.html, but I get "No such package"
> my sources.list file show:
> # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD
> Binary-1 20080217-11:31]/ etch contrib main
> deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r3 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1
> 20080217-11:31]/ etch contrib main
> deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
> I did an "apt-get update" but that didn't work.
> Please help. Thanks!
try adding the following to your sources list :
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib
then run apt-get update and try to install nmap.
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