[Wolves] RE: why does Ubuntu ask for cd

Deusiah deusiah at gmail.com
Tue May 17 08:49:53 BST 2005

I second that, what's Ubuntu without all the repos's? I don't know why
the excluded them because I think it's very confusing for new users.
The forum is littered with posts complaining a certain program a
tutorial has told them to get is not there.

A bit OT but since you mentioned the backports repos, Is is just me or
have they been going mega slow lately? Over the last two or three
weeks any download from them drops below 1 KB/ps.

In the end I got fed up of waiting and got what I wanted to install
(the java SDK) myself. Sometimes apt-get makes you lazy :)


On 5/16/05, David Morley <davmor2 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >Deusiah wrote:
> >
> > >On 5/16/05, Andy Wootton <andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>... when I attempt to install portmapper through
> > >>synaptic or apt-get, they ask me to put the original Warty beta CD back
> > >>in. I've included ever Ubuntu repository I know of and I don't have the
> > >>CD any more. I've Googled but...
> > >>
> > >>Can anyone tell me what is going on and can I fix it?
> > >>
> > >>
> >Hi Andy,
> >
> >If you disable/delete the CD repository this should fix your problem.
> >...
> >Good Luck,
> >Chris
> >
> >
> >Chris,
> >
> >When you put it like that, its quite obvious isn't it? I'd worked out
> >that I was going to have to find where the CD was specified but it
> >hadn't occured to me that the CD was just another repository. I'd seen
> >this problem once before with another package but it disappeared
> >over-night. I guess the package was updated, so the CD was no longer the
> >appropriate place to load from. Thanks very much. I've learned a bit
> >more about the Debian Way.
> >
> >Woo
> The first thing I do with any fresh install is delete the cd repository and
> add the universe and multiverse repos.  If your running 32bit ubuntu
> recomend adding the backports and other repos  listed in the guide very
> useful stuff on them.
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