Regarding Repositories

More
08 Apr 2022 07:17 #239627 by Nitram
Hello, I just wonder if I have this right...
Having installed Buster from the downloads section, I want to install some probing routines which come as a .zip file.
Back when I had Wheezy installed, I recall there was an unzip program already there.
I cannot find the same thing in this version of Buster and I cannot seem to be able to get a decompression program to be able to unzip the files I have to commence their install.
Are the repositories limited to keep from bloating the OS?
I feel somewhat embarrassed by this but for the life of me I cannot get these files unzipped, nor am I making any headway with my research to do so...
A sudo apt update followed by apt install unzip doesn't do much for me... Is it a repository thing given the image installed??

Thanks.
 

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 07:31 - 08 Apr 2022 07:31 #239631 by rodw
Replied by rodw on topic Regarding Repositories
try:  sudo apt install unzip

ref: packages.debian.org/buster/unzip
Last edit: 08 Apr 2022 07:31 by rodw.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 07:34 #239632 by Nitram
Replied by Nitram on topic Regarding Repositories
sudo apt install unzip gave me unable to locate package unzip.

How do I steer this towards:
packages.debian.org/buster/unzip
??

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 07:37 #239633 by Nitram
Replied by Nitram on topic Regarding Repositories
By the way Rod, IIRC you're in Australia??
I'm up here in Cairns...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 07:46 #239634 by rodw
Replied by rodw on topic Regarding Repositories

By the way Rod, IIRC you're in Australia??
I'm up here in Cairns...

Ahh, another Queenslander! I am in Brisbane. I lived in Atherton  for about 12 months back in 1990.

Its odd that that did not work. what if you try zip instead?

Will they untar?

I guess the other way would be  to unzip on another pc an copy to usb stick.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 08:00 #239635 by Nitram
Replied by Nitram on topic Regarding Repositories
Thanks Rod, I've just unzipped on a PC and will try that...

Still unsure why I cannot get access to any other decompression software out there via this Buster image from the downloads section...
Again, when I had Wheezy it would do it natively, but again, I ma wondering whether the buster image was kept lean? In which case I wonder how I can ultimately get other programs onto this PC then??

I just need a little background on the process and wonder whether the repositories are limited?

I was in Atherton just last weekend and I don't think too much would have changed since 1990!!! :)
The following user(s) said Thank You: rodw

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 09:07 #239639 by rodw
Replied by rodw on topic Regarding Repositories
I probably would not tamper too much but the file containing the lit of repositories is in
/etc/apt/sources.list

This random link might help
computingforgeeks.com/add-debian-10-bust...ies-to-sources-list/
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nitram

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 09:11 #239640 by Nitram
Replied by Nitram on topic Regarding Repositories
Thanks Rod.
I'll check further tommorow.

Cheers again from Mareeba!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 09:37 #239642 by rodw
Replied by rodw on topic Regarding Repositories

Thanks Rod.
I'll check further tommorow.

Cheers again from Mareeba!

Doesn't that mean you live in a seperate country up there in FNQ?  

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Apr 2022 09:42 #239643 by Nitram
Replied by Nitram on topic Regarding Repositories
Given the culture and the vibe up here... ALMOST CERTAINLY :)

Southerners from Melb and Syd think Brisbane is quite a ways north, but don't understand that Cairns/Mareeba/Atherton is still some 1800km further north, and about another 1000km up to the tip!

I have family in Europe and it is almost impossible for them to fathom that those distances and places are even in the same country, let alone the same state!!

So I completely concur, I recon FNQ is pretty much a whole 'nuther country hehehe ;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.081 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum