Hey I'm kinda new to linux and ubuntu so I apologize if this is a stupid question.

I can't seem to install some packages with apt-get. They are just non existent. For example, I'm trying to install php5-imap, and it's obviously in the repository, but when I apt-get it it can't find that package. My sources.list is as follows:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ubuntu.secs.oakland.edu dapper main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ubuntu.secs.oakland.edu dapper-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main restricted universe multiverse

According to the website, it exists. Why can't I get this package?

  • no such thing as stupid questions* *just stupid people! :-) this is a good question. – codeLes Jul 24 '09 at 13:23

I don't mean to insult by starting with the ultra-basics, but have you run "apt-get update"?

If so, please paste the output of "apt-cache search php5-imap" and "sudo apt-get install php5-imap"

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    I actually fixed my problem. I got rid of the repositories I had and replaces them with the official us.archive.ubuntu.com ones. I did apt-update and it worked. No idea what the issue was. – ryeguy Jul 23 '09 at 18:03

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