[solved] E: Unable to locate package simple-scan

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  • #82751
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    andfree
      $ sudo apt-get install simple-scan
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree... Done
      Reading state information... Done
      E: Unable to locate package simple-scan
      Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
                 1: deb http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/mx/antix/bullseye bullseye main nosystemd nonfree
                 Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bullseye-backports.list 
                 1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-backports main contrib non-free
                 Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
                 1: deb http://mirror.eu.oneandone.net/debian/ bullseye-updates main contrib non-free
                 Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
                 1: deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ bullseye main contrib non-free
                 2: deb http://security.debian.org/ bullseye-security main contrib non-free
                 No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
      • This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by andfree.
      #82752
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      Robin

        Try:

        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install simple-scan

        antiX drops the locally cached apt database in Live and frugal mode on shutdown for performance reasons, so you need to always refresh it before you can use apt. (You should do this anyway, even on installed systems, since you might get outdated packages otherwise)

        In case this doesn’t work for a program try to check for the package and installable versions for your architecture:

        apt-cache policy simple-scan
        rmadison simple-scan

        Maybe it is not available for your architecture or for the specific antiX (debian) version you run.

        In case a program was installed before on your system, and you want to know the proper corresponding package name:
        which simple-scan
        (shows you the true filename of the executable)

        Then enter the true filename of the executable to find the package in which it came.
        apt-file search simple-scan
        (this needs apt-file to be installed on your system. don’t forget apt-file update before using it)

        Windows is like a submarine. Open a window and serious problems will start.

        #82755
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        andfree

          Try:

          sudo apt-get update
          sudo apt-get install simple-scan

          Unexpectedly for me, it worked. Unexpectedly, because I had already run an update, then a dist-upgrade, an autoremove to delete unnecessary stuff, a “Yes, do that!” or something like this, & last I had tried to install simple-scan, but without success. After the new update, I installed it without any problems. Many thanks.

          #82757
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          Brian Masinick

            Hmm, the dialogue, “Yes, do that!” is an interaction that I’ve personally experienced ONLY with the PCLinuxOS distribution.
            They DO use apt, but their packages are actually in .rpm format, not in .deb format. Has anyone else ever seen the dialogue string “Yes, do that!” on our distribution, or any OTHER distribution besides PCLinuxOS?

            I’m glad it worked; just surprised at the package interaction for this package.

            --
            Brian Masinick

            #82759
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            ModdIt

              Maybe andree had a repo or time synch problem, even only a temporary glitch can cause issues.

              Real Experience here with RTWH Aachen which in recent times is occasionaly not in synch..
              To find out what happened /var/log/apt/history.log is the place to check rather than speculating.

              #82760
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              ModdIt

                Maybe andree had a repo or time synch problem, even only a temporary glitch can cause issues.

                Real Experience here with RTWH Aachen which in recent times is occasionaly not in synch..
                To find out what happened /var/log/apt/history.log is the place to check rather than guessing.

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