Trouble with apt-cache and aptitude
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 05:32:05PM -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
> I've been running Debian since 'sarge' was new -- other distributions
> before that -- and on Saturday I finally made the move from 'etch'
> to 'squeeze'. I reinstalled, using my eight DVDs that I had bought
> from LinuxCollections.com.
> The install went beautifully, and my system is now very elegant, as
> far as it exists. But I noticed that I used only Disk 1.
> Now I want to install e.g. Lilypond(the music typesetter) and
> the Window Manager sawfish. But when I go e.g.
> apt-cache search lilypond
> (from a terminal, naturally) the prompt returns immediately. Same
> for sawfish, and various other recondite programs.
> I am starting to feel that the database of all that is one these
> disks is not available to me. Are the disks perhaps flawed? (hard
> to believe, since the install went so well) Is there any way of
> adjusting something so that apt-cache and aptitude work as well
> as they did with my 'etch' DVDs?
Did you add them to your sources.list with apt-cdrom? That is,
# -d being mount point
apt-cdrom -d=/cdrom add
If that doesn't work, then please paste /etc/apt/sources.list so we can
have a go at it, and hopefully figure out what's going on.
Anyway, hope that solves your problem.
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