Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal problems, but the boot times are lightning fast.

Posted: July 27, 2012. At: 10:08 PM. This was 5 years ago. Post ID: 4327

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Unity desktop.
Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Unity desktop.

The Ubuntu 12.10 distribution is having some problems with the apt package management right now, but the overall feel of the Unity desktop in the latest build is very nice indeed. I can not install any packages with the apt-get command at all, this is a recognised bug with the Ubuntu 12.10 distribution, hopefully this will be fixed soon. I tried this fix here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+question/203579 but this did not work at all. I have added my /etc/apt/sources/list below, this file is correct, but installing any packages will not work. But this is the only real bug on this incredible distribution. The new Nautilus file-manager looks very good indeed, the UI is still very usable despite all of the changes they have wrought, the feel of the old Gnome applications is still there, it just looks different when you load it up. It is promising to be an awesome desktop operating system despite the bugs outlined below.

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Alpha amd64+mac (20120724.2)]/ dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Alpha amd64+mac (20120724.2)]/ dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Alpha amd64+mac (20120724.2)]/ quantal main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security main
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security main
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal universe
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main

## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal"
## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free

# Google software repository
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free

As in this example, installing a new text editor works…

john@quantal-box:~$ sudo apt-get install vile
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  vile-common
Suggested packages:
  vile-filters
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  vile vile-common
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,081 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,746 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe vile-common all 9.8g-2 [647 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe vile amd64 9.8g-2 [435 kB]                                                                                 
Fetched 1,081 kB in 24s (44.4 kB/s)                                                                                                                                 
Selecting previously unselected package vile-common.
(Reading database ... 145631 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vile-common (from .../vile-common_9.8g-2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package vile.
Unpacking vile (from .../archives/vile_9.8g-2_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up vile-common (9.8g-2) ...
Setting up vile (9.8g-2) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vile to provide /usr/bin/editor (editor) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vile to provide /usr/bin/view (view) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vile to provide /usr/bin/vi (vi) in auto mode

But installing a DVB application will not work.

john@quantal-box:~$ sudo apt-get install me-tv
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 me-tv : Depends: libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 1:2.24.0) but it is not installable
         Depends: libunique-1.0-0 (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installable
         Depends: libxine1-x but it is not going to be installed
         Recommends: dvb-apps but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

This should be corrected soon, I am wanting to install the me-tv DVB application and VLC. The boot times for this distribution are very fast indeed with 6 Gigabytes of RAM and a fast SATA II hard disk. On a SSD it would be lightning fast indeed.

1 responses to “Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal problems, but the boot times are lightning fast.

This sure is a popular post! Can anyone tell me if this has been fixed yet? I am not running Ubuntu 12.10 at the moment.

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