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#1 2023-10-01 00:31:24

zfawaz
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Registered: 2019-10-03
Posts: 5  

deb package installation issue

I am getting issues when trying to install deb packages that i download.
i don't use sudo, i just use root to install.

when i use "dpkg -i package name"

i keep getting this in general...... i am not sure what i could be doing wrong...

root@katty:/home/katty/Downloads# dpkg -i librewolf_117.0-1_amd64.deb
dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found in PATH or not executable
dpkg: error: 2 expected programs not found in PATH or not executable
Note: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin

tried a few other packages, and getting the same thing.

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#2 2023-10-01 02:06:47

nixer
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From: North Carolina, USA
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 202  

Re: deb package installation issue

Question, how did you get to the root terminal prompt?  As a regular user, did you "su" to root or did you "su -" to root?  Might want to try "su -".

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#3 2023-10-02 01:42:54

zfawaz
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Registered: 2019-10-03
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Re: deb package installation issue

i just su to root,

i will give that a try

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#4 2023-10-02 02:26:33

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 1,475  

Re: deb package installation issue

Hello:

zfawaz wrote:

... su to root ...

From Chimaera Release notes:

https://files.devuan.org/devuan_chimaer … _notes.txt

su
The behaviour of su changed in Devuan 3 Beowulf. These changes persist
in Devuan 4 Chimaera. Use su - to get root's path or use the full path
to commands if you use only su. See the following for more information:

https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/ … -variables -
https://wiki.debian.org/NewInBuster -
https://bugs.debian.org/905564

A.

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