apt-get install ncftp (failed)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Per_Gustafsson, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Per_Gustafsson

    Per_Gustafsson New Member

    When running
    apt-get install ncftp

    Package ncftp 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 ncftp has no installation candidate


    My Sources.list is

    deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian lenny contrib main
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib


    I need ncftp to create mysql backups so i hope someone can help me out on this matter.
     
  2. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

  3. Per_Gustafsson

    Per_Gustafsson New Member

    Hi Ben.

    Thanks for helping out.

    Code:
    aptitude search ncftp
    gives me


    Regarding installation of the source i would like to keep it simple by using Apt-get for installation and removal since i am not that well orientated with Building and compiling.
     
  4. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    afaik if you manually install the downloaded deb according to your debian version, this should be added to the dpkg package list and thus be updated by apt(itude) in the future in case the known repos contain it.

    Anyhow, as aptitude search did find it, just try
     
  5. Per_Gustafsson

    Per_Gustafsson New Member

    Code:
    www:~# aptitude install ncftp
    
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    Reading task descriptions... Done
    [COLOR="Red"][B]No candidate version found for ncftp
    No candidate version found for ncftp[/B][/COLOR]
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Writing extended state information... Done
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states... Done
    Reading task descriptions... Done
    
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    apt-cache policy ncftp
    ?
     
  7. Per_Gustafsson

    Per_Gustafsson New Member

    Code:
    www:~# apt-cache policy ncftp

     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's really strange. Can you run
    Code:
    aptitude update
    and try again?
     

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