View Full Version : Help: how can I reinstall kicker?

10-25-2004, 11:56 PM

I want to customerise a Knoppix on my PC, and removed kicker accidently. when I tried to use apt-get to install it , I got the following error:

apt-get install kicker

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package kicker 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 kicker has no installation candidate

I run dpkg-query -l kicker, got the followin result:

| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
rc kicker 3.2.2-1 KDE Desktop Panel

What can I do now?

I already mount the proc and set the ifconfig, so I can access internet. I have another Knoppix cd which has the kicker package, but I don't know how to get it from that cd. I am a new guy for Debian, any help are deeply appreciated.


10-26-2004, 03:24 PM
ok, I found the problem. I need to run apt-get update.

then I can do
apt-get install kicker

But when I run apt-get update, looks like it downloaded a lots of data to my hd, so probably It will use a lots of space on my CD.

10-26-2004, 04:16 PM
In order to clean up the "lots of downloaded files", when you are ready to remaster, you may empty /etc/apt/sources.list, run apt-get clean, and apt-get update. The final update should empty the cache. More information should be in the remastering howto.