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Help installing Debian Etch?
May 23, 2008 10:03 AM   Subscribe

Okay I'm trying to set up rtorrent and wtorrent using Debian Etch and this guide. Installs and updates the kernel fine, then I get "bash command not found" when trying to run through the rest of the tutorial.

I tried this from a blank slate twice. I must be missing something stupid. My Linux knowledge is limited but I've setup wikis and things just fine. It is running on VMWare ESX as "Other Linux (32-bit)" ... it updated the kernel without incident, and I have SSH running. When I terminal in as root:
rtorrent:~# apt-get install apache-common apache2-utils autoconf automake \
>
autotools-dev binutils build-essential bzip2 ca-certificates comerr-dev \

cpp cpp-4.1 dpkg-dev file g++ g++-4.1 gawk gcc gcc-4.1 libapache-mod-php5 \

libapr1 libaprutil1 libc6-dev libcurl3 libcurl3-openssl-dev libexpat1 \
eading package lists... 0%
Reading package lists... Done
libidn11 libidn11-dev libkadm55 libkrb5-dev libmagic1 libncurses5-dev \
uilding dependency tree... 0%
libneon26 libpcre3 libpq4 libsigc++-2.0-dev libsqlite0 libsqlite3-0 \

libssl-dev libssp0 libstdc++6-4.1-dev libsvn1 libtool libxml2 lighttpd \

linux-kernel-headers lynx m4 make mime-support ntp ntpdate openssl patch \

perl perl-modules php5 php5-cgi php5-common php5-sqlite pkg-config screen \

Building dependency tree... Done
apache-common is already the newest version.
apache2-utils is already the newest version.
autoconf is already the newest version.
automake is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
rtorrent:~# autotools-dev binutils build-essential bzip2 ca-certificates comerr-dev \
>
-bash: autotools-dev: command not found
rtorrent:~# cpp cpp-4.1 dpkg-dev file g++ g++-4.1 gawk gcc gcc-4.1 libapache-mod-php5 \
>
-bash: cpp: command not found
rtorrent:~# libapr1 libaprutil1 libc6-dev libcurl3 libcurl3-openssl-dev libexpat1 \
>
-bash: libapr1: command not found
rtorrent:~# libidn11 libidn11-dev libkadm55 libkrb5-dev libmagic1 libncurses5-dev \
>
-bash: libidn11: command not found
rtorrent:~# libneon26 libpcre3 libpq4 libsigc++-2.0-dev libsqlite0 libsqlite3-0 \
>
-bash: libneon26: command not found
rtorrent:~# libssl-dev libssp0 libstdc++6-4.1-dev libsvn1 libtool libxml2 lighttpd \
>
-bash: libssl-dev: command not found
rtorrent:~# linux-kernel-headers lynx m4 make mime-support ntp ntpdate openssl patch \
>
-bash: linux-kernel-headers: command not found
rtorrent:~# perl perl-modules php5 php5-cgi php5-common php5-sqlite pkg-config screen \
>
Can't open perl script "perl-modules": No such file or directory
rtorrent:~# sqlite subversion ucf zlib1g-dev
Buh. I searched around and it looks like there might be something wrong with my Bash profile? What am I doing wrong here?

rtorrent:~# echo $PATH
/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
posted by geoff. to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
The backslash tells the shell "there's more after this line", but it looks like you inserted an extra blank line somewhere in your command or something.

Try breaking it up into separate calls to apt-get install, instead of the multiline command.
posted by jozxyqk at 10:15 AM on May 23, 2008


That whole mess needs to be on one unbroken line, or at least on a series of contiguous lines, because it's actually one command, not 10.
posted by strangecargo at 10:16 AM on May 23, 2008


That section with backslashes ("\") is one command, not a sequence of commands. I wouldn't write it that way; I'd do it in pieces:

# apt-get install apache-common apache2-utils autoconf
# apt-get install automake autotools-dev binutils build-essential bzip2
# apt-get install ca-certificates comerr-dev cpp cpp-4.1 dpkg-dev file g++

etc etc
posted by chairface at 10:17 AM on May 23, 2008


Oh yeah, I just went and clicked on the link. The tutorial is inserting all of those extra blank lines; their "copy and paste from here" example is to blame.

Youll have to take that section that starts with "apt-get install apache-common..." and paste it without the extra linebreaks, or copy it one line at a time, with "apt-get install" at the beginning of each line and without the backslashes.
posted by jozxyqk at 10:26 AM on May 23, 2008


Ah okay, I didn't understand what the backslash was trying to do. I tried doing it one at a time, but didn't include the apt-get install and included the /! It works now.
posted by geoff. at 2:07 PM on May 23, 2008


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