Joined: April 2006
||Posted: April 30 2006,14:19
I'm trying to install module-assistant as it is a prerequisite for installing the drivers for a PCI Wireless card I have in this system (RaLink RT2500). The guide to installing the card in Debian (http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php?title=Debian_rt2500_Howto&printable=yes) says you use module-assistant... So I try to apt-get module-assistant but it tells me
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Package module-assistant has no available version, but exists in the database.
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
Oh yeah, and my /etc/apt/sources.list reads thus
#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main sid
#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ oldstable main non-free contrib sid
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing/non-US main contrib non-free sid
#deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing/non-US main contrib non-free sid
#deb http://www.modularity.org/knoppix ./
Do I need more sources? What ones should I use?
Additionally, (possibly unrelated) I tried to install module-assistant from a debian package but it tells me that it depends on perl, and that perl is not installed, however...
perl -v gives me
This is perl, v5.8.0 built for i386-linux-thread-multi
Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall
Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.
Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.
So CLEARLY perl exists... but anyway, I sudo apt-get install perl (just for the craic) and it tells me the same stuff that it said about having no installation candidate that it said about module-assistant.
Would anyone be able to shed some light on this? I normally trust apt-get to make things super-easy for me, but now I'm confused...