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    HELP instllaing package

    i am a noob trying to install a aegis (a program to connect to my schools network) i downloaded the linux versionm, unpacked it, and when i try to install i get this...

    Code:
    fakeroot
    alien -i aegis.rpm
    dpkg: unable to access dpkg status area: read-only file system
    is there any other way to install this?

    -jonathan

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    My friend it seems you've gottten very far off track. It is quite simple.

    Code:
    su
    apt-get update
    apt-cache search aegis
    aegis - Advanced software management tool.
    aegis-doc - Documentation for aegis
    aegis-tk - Aegis TK user interface
    aegis-web - Aegis Web based user interface
    aegis3 - Advanced software management tool.
    aegis3-doc - Documentation for aegis3
    aegis3-tk - Aegis TK user interface
    aegis3-web - Aegis Web based user interface
    cssc - Clone of the Unix SCCS revision-control system
    apt-get install aegis
    (or whichever aegis pkg you like).

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    are we talking about aegis client by meetinghouse?

    one problem, i cannot connect to the internet without the aegis client.

    so i downloaded it with windows from meetinghouse as a rpm.bin file and extract from there to bin, rpm, to deb.

    any other tips?

    -jonathan

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    i cant edit so this is what happens when i do an apt-get install aegis on the copy i dowloaded with windows

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    apt-get install aegisclient_1.2.2-2_i386
    W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    -jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00zero
    are we talking about aegis client by meetinghouse?
    Hmm nope looks like it's not what you want afterall. Got a link for Aegis?

    one problem, i cannot connect to the internet without the aegis client.
    doh!

    so i downloaded it with windows from meetinghouse as a rpm.bin file and extract from there to bin, rpm, to deb.

    any other tips?

    -jonathan
    Well if you're trying to install Aegis to a live cd then unfortunately that won't work. You'll need an hdd install before you can install anything to it. You can however convert .rpm's to .debs w/ alien.

    alien --to-deb <pkg.rpm>
    dpkg -i <pkg.deb>

    Dunno if that was much help.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzilikazi
    Well if you're trying to install Aegis to a live cd then unfortunately that won't work. You'll need an hdd install before you can install anything to it.
    Well... I wouldn't say that. See http://klik.berlios.de/

    Is there a URL for the .rpm?

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    this is the link for the aegis im talking about

    http://www.mtghouse.com/products/aeg...nt/index.shtml

    ill try klik and see if it works.

    i would install it to hdd but i only plan on using it to connect to a solaris server and run an engineering cad program.

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    is there anyway to install klik without the internet?

    -jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by probono
    Quote Originally Posted by mzilikazi
    Well if you're trying to install Aegis to a live cd then unfortunately that won't work. You'll need an hdd install before you can install anything to it.
    Well... I wouldn't say that. See http://klik.berlios.de/

    Is there a URL for the .rpm?
    Ah well I *might* have known that if the author of klik cared about xfce4 users.

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