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Old 24th February 2011, 09:41
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Default How to install synaptic to Debian 6?

Well, I actually didn't want to install Debian 6. It had bugs in the CD1, and because of a challenge, I downloaded it and installed it. Took quite a time to install in a Core 2 Duo, 2,4GHz, 4GB ram laptop.

Now, I have to install some software, so I want to start with synaptic or kpakage (this a Debian -KDE version) I went through your tutorial (http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...ian-squeeze-p3), and added all the sources through Nano, and finally I tried "aptitude update" (Debian website says it is now Aptitude, not apt-get).
Below is the reply;
root@debian:~# aptitude update
Failed to exec method /usr/lib/apt/methods/
Failed to exec method /usr/lib/apt/methods/
E: Method has died unexpectedly!
E: Sub-process returned an error code (100)
E: Method /usr/lib/apt/methods/ did not start correctly
E: Method has died unexpectedly!
E: Sub-process returned an error code (100)
E: Method /usr/lib/apt/methods/ did not start correctly

Debain is becoming a bit of a headache, while there are many Debian forks that work perfectly, but I'd like to try this and go all the way, even though it is taking heck of a time.

What am I to do with this /usr/lib/apt/methods/?
All I need is to install synaptic or kpackage.

I downloaded the .deb synaptic package for correct architecture, but dpkg -i won't work, and wants some dependencies, and when I try to install these dependencies it refuses (I downloaded all dependencies too)

Thanks beforehand!
Ariya
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Old 24th February 2011, 22:33
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Instead of aptitude you can use apt as well to install software. Try:

apt-get update

and then:

apt-get install synaptic

If this does not work, please post the sources.list file from your system.
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Thanks fo r the reply, but it didn't work with the Debian 6 KDE CD1 installation CD.
Then a person told me that there are Live DVDs, so I downloaded one, and it installed within 10 mins, too long though. Synaptic was there. The Debian tean is playing games with us by NOT directing to the Live DVD website. I see lot of people wasting their time and bandwidth by downloading the CDs abd DVDs even through bittorrent.

If anyone reads this, and wants to have Debian 6 somehow and don't want to waste time and nerves, LOOK for the Live DVDs.

Thank you again!

Ari
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Thanks for the reply, but it didn't work with the Debian 6 KDE CD1 installation CD.
Then a person told me that there are Live DVDs, so I downloaded one, and it installed within 10 mins, too long though. Synaptic was there. The Debian tean is playing games with us by NOT directing to the Live DVD website. I see lot of people wasting their time and bandwidth by downloading the CDs and DVDs even through bittorrent.

If anyone reads this, and wants to have Debian 6 somehow and don't want to waste time and nerves, LOOK for the Live DVDs.

Thank you again!

Ari
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