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Old 12-30-2007, 08:50 PM
Mike Dugger
 
Default java install bug?

I have just installed studio on an older machine for my nephew. In
trying to install java using apt-get (so that flash will function) the
install stalls on the terms/licensing screen within the terminal. See
screenshot at:

http://www.golfront.org/images/javainstallshot.png

I can find no way to exit this screen to complete the installation.
Clicking on "<Ok>" doesn't work. Hitting "Enter" doesn't work. The
scrollbar functions, but the java installation is simply stuck at this
point. Is there some kind of Sun Systems secret handshake necessary to
accept the terms and continue the installation or what?

I've tried simply exiting the terminal, but when I open synaptic it
complains that it is "Unable to obtain an exclusive lock" which would
seem to indicate that apt is still running. But apt doesn't show up in a
ps listing so I can't kill it. The trouble seems to be that var/lib/dpkg
is locked and until I can get it unlocked I can't install anything else
with either apt-get or synaptic. Is there a superuser method to unlock
the directory?

If I reboot, the java installation immediately starts over and hangs up
at the same place. I'm stumped. If I could end the loop I could try
installing with synaptic instead.

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.

- Mike

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Old 12-30-2007, 09:52 PM
"Edward Dunagin"
 
Default java install bug?

Hi Mike,

On Dec 30, 2007 2:50 PM, Mike Dugger <manifold@golfront.org> wrote:
> I have just installed studio on an older machine for my nephew. In
> trying to install java using apt-get (so that flash will function) the
> install stalls on the terms/licensing screen within the terminal. See
> screenshot at:
>
> http://www.golfront.org/images/javainstallshot.png
>
> I can find no way to exit this screen to complete the installation.
> Clicking on "<Ok>" doesn't work. Hitting "Enter" doesn't work. The
> scrollbar functions, but the java installation is simply stuck at this
> point. Is there some kind of Sun Systems secret handshake necessary to
> accept the terms and continue the installation or what?
>
> I've tried simply exiting the terminal, but when I open synaptic it
> complains that it is "Unable to obtain an exclusive lock" which would
> seem to indicate that apt is still running. But apt doesn't show up in a
> ps listing so I can't kill it. The trouble seems to be that var/lib/dpkg
> is locked and until I can get it unlocked I can't install anything else
> with either apt-get or synaptic. Is there a superuser method to unlock
> the directory?
>
> If I reboot, the java installation immediately starts over and hangs up
> at the same place. I'm stumped. If I could end the loop I could try
> installing with synaptic instead.
>
> I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.

try sudo apt-get -f install

Peace..........ed


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Old 12-30-2007, 10:15 PM
Mike Dugger
 
Default java install bug?

At 03:52 PM 12/30/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Mike,
>
>try sudo apt-get -f install
>
>Peace..........ed

Thanks, Ed.
I think the command that the system prompted me to make was similar to that
but with a "-a" and a trailing "-" if I recall.

- Mike


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Old 12-30-2007, 11:20 PM
"D. Michael McIntyre"
 
Default java install bug?

On Sunday 30 December 2007, Mike Dugger wrote:
> I think the command that the system prompted me to make was similar to that
> but with a "-a" and a trailing "-" if I recall.

The screenshot looks like an ncursed-based text installer. Unless you have
some package installed and configured, text apps don't know anything about
your mouse, so clicking doesn't work. You probably just had to hit tab until
OK was highlighted, and then press enter.

For future reference. Glad you got it working.

(I've forgotten the name of the text mode mouse thing because bad things have
always happened to me when I set it up. I decided I was better off without
it. Gmouse? GBA? I guess it has its hooks in me now. Type type type,
click click click... OK. It's GPM. Not installed here, so I guess Ubuntu
Studio doesn't ship in a state that encourages that thing, and perhaps for
good reason.)

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Old 12-30-2007, 11:28 PM
Mike Dugger
 
Default java install bug?

Thanks for the tab/enter tip. I should have thought of trying that. I
hope I can remember it in the future.

- Mike

D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Sunday 30 December 2007, Mike Dugger wrote:
>
>> I think the command that the system prompted me to make was similar to that
>> but with a "-a" and a trailing "-" if I recall.
>>
>
> The screenshot looks like an ncursed-based text installer. Unless you have
> some package installed and configured, text apps don't know anything about
> your mouse, so clicking doesn't work. You probably just had to hit tab until
> OK was highlighted, and then press enter.
>
> For future reference. Glad you got it working.
>
> (I've forgotten the name of the text mode mouse thing because bad things have
> always happened to me when I set it up. I decided I was better off without
> it. Gmouse? GBA? I guess it has its hooks in me now. Type type type,
> click click click... OK. It's GPM. Not installed here, so I guess Ubuntu
> Studio doesn't ship in a state that encourages that thing, and perhaps for
> good reason.)
>
>


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