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Topic # 65658 5-Aug-2010 08:48
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Hello to all,

I am working on another project for class and we have to install Kerberos onto a linux distro. The Distro that I have chosen is Ubuntu 10.04. Originally it does not come with the packages installed. I did the sudo apt-get install rpm to install the rpm but now i can not install the krb5 packages. is there something else that i need to do to get the packages? Or is there something I am missing?

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  Reply # 363579 5-Aug-2010 12:04
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Ubuntu/Debian and Red Hat had very different packaging system, including different tools and package names. It is usually a bad idea (when not impossible) to install packages meant for other distribution. I suggest you to look for the correct packages for your distribution and install then using the apt-get tools

Googling kerberos + ubuntu shows some guides that look pretty useful, for example

Hope that helps

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  Reply # 363999 6-Aug-2010 01:34
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I appreciate it. I ended up installing fedora 12 and used that.

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  Reply # 364005 6-Aug-2010 05:24
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Not to sound picky here but if learning is really your goal I suggest you go back to Ubuntu.
You gave up too easily.

With different *nix type oses there's different package management systems. These systems have different package types so redhat based systems use rpm, debian based use deb, etc.

For ubuntu  you would use apt-get rather than rpm to dl and install the required packages.

Getting used to these little differences in distros will go a long way to furthering your understanding of how these systems get things done, and increase you actual capabilities with *nix.

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  Reply # 364009 6-Aug-2010 06:24
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Well while in the process of trying to figure out the packages and the configuration, Ubuntu went into low-graphics mode and now it won't boot to the GUI. I didn't have enough time to try and figure out what I did wrong.

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