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Old 27th October 2005, 00:09
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hi...
i'm kinda new to this, having recently removed windows from my system and giving the disks away and going with linux fulltime...anyways i used apt-get in ubuntu, which i really liked but it's a little too advanced for me at this stage, and when i found this page I was really happy.

i'm running SuSE 9.3 and when i go to install something, for example skype, using apt-get i get the following message:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package skype


i've been looking for something that would explain what i'm doing wrong or what i'm not doing but it a blizzard out there and i'm lost.

is it that it can't find skype on the server? i've done apt-cache search skype and it's listed.

could someone please help me?

i'm sorry if this isn't the place to post comments like this....as i've said i'm new to this....
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Old 27th October 2005, 09:45
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What's the exact package name returned when you run
Code:
apt-cache search skype
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For example, if you get a string like skype-common (this is really just an example, I don't know how the Skype packages are named), you have to run
Code:
apt-get install skype-common
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Old 28th October 2005, 02:19
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thanks for getting back to me.....

as far as i know it's skype....i know that there are numbers and such as part of the name but when i do apt-cache search skype it brings up the name along with alot of other stuff.......

i think that i'll use rpm and work on this.....i beginning to think that the problem is experence and not an actual "software" problem. i could just not being spific enough.....
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Can you post the output of
Code:
apt-cache search skype
here? I'll tell you then what you need to install.
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########@linux:~> apt-cache search skype
skype - Skype is free Internet telephony that just works
########@linux:~>


this is the output of the search.

when i try apt-get install skype i get:

########@linux:~> sudo apt-get install skype
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package skype
########@linux:~>


i've used rpm to install skype but it is now just the sheer hell of it....
thanks for you help...
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########@linux:~> apt-cache search skype
skype - Skype is free Internet telephony that just works
########@linux:~>


this is the output of the search.

when i try apt-get install skype i get:

########@linux:~> sudo apt-get install skype
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package skype
########@linux:~>


i've used rpm to install skype but it is now just the sheer hell of it....
thanks for you help...
I'd simply log in as root and run
Code:
apt-get install skype
instead of doing this sudo stuff...
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