PeeWee
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Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:58 am

How do you list the software programs available for install in Wheezy. I am using 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspbian.

I want to install Dropbox, but sudo apt-get install tells that it is unable to locate the package.

Regards

PeeWee

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Re: Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:05 am

I think the psudo code cycle goes.

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fail 
Post thread asking why
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use
While a definitive list would be nice it's probably just not practical.
Noob is not derogatory the noob is just the lower end of the noob--geek spectrum being a noob is just your first step towards being an uber-geek ;)

If you find a solution please post it in the wiki the forum dies too quick

PeeWee
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Re: Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:36 am

Hello

I am a novice at Linux so I do not know what you mean.

All I want is the sudo command to list the available programs for install into a Wheezy distro.

Regards

PeeWee

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Re: Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:03 pm

Google "Debian list available packages" or Google dpkg or apt-cache or aptitude for many ways to accomplish this same task. Dropbox may or may not be available for ARM devices.
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Re: Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:37 pm

I do not think there is a verion of Dropbox that can run on the Pi. The current linux implementation seems to be incompatible with the Pi hardware.

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Re: Listing software for install using Wheezy

Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:26 pm

itimpi wrote:I do not think there is a verion of Dropbox that can run on the Pi. The current linux implementation seems to be incompatible with the Pi hardware.
Nothing Pi specific. Dropbox is closed source and they haven't chosen to support any ARM platforms. (They do support x86 linux).

There's a thread with more information:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =30&t=7391

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