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Re: unzip - again

Chewie <chewie@wookimus.net> wrote:
>On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 02:28:51PM -0000, Alistair Whittle wrote:
>> Using 'apt-get install zip' worked like a charm to install the zip package.
>> However, using the 'unzip' variant, the following error occurred: "Package
>> unzip has no available version, but exists in the database.   This typically
>> means that the package was mentioned in a dependancy, but was never
>> uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the sontents of
>> sources.list."
>> I am an NT person, and Linux is completely new to me.   Any ideas?
>Go to the ftp mirror.  Dig around for the unzip*.deb package in both
>the stable and unstable distributions.  Download it.  Load it manually
>with dpkg --install <pkgname>.  It's quicker to do it this way than to
>have to change your sources.list entries to point to the new distro,
>update the list, install the package, and switch back to your original

unzip has been around forever, and you shouldn't need to go to unstable
to get it. If you're tracking stable and need an unstable package then
this is the quickest way to do it, assuming there are no dependency
problems, but for unzip you just need non-US (see Robert Guthrie's
message). non-US [1] is generally a good thing to have so that you get
all the encryption-related code.

With any luck, it will be possible to merge main and non-US/main in the
near future. See, for example,

[1] That's always been a confusing name; it means "this can't be
    exported from the US" rather than "this can't be used in the US".

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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