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#1 2013-01-29 03:11:46

mosesgunn
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Registered: 2012-10-20
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[SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

When I attempt to install mpd I get the following:

Package mpd is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'mpd' has no installation candidate

What's happening?

Last edited by mosesgunn (2013-01-30 12:35:30)

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#2 2013-01-29 03:36:27

VastOne
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

What does apt-cache policy mpd report?


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#3 2013-01-29 03:44:11

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

apt-cache policy mpd gives me the following

mpd:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

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#4 2013-01-29 03:45:35

VastOne
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

Please provide the out put of

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

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#5 2013-01-29 03:47:39

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

## CRUNCHBANG
## Compatible with Debian Wheezy, but use at your own risk.
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main
#deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/waldorf waldorf main

## DEBIAN
deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

## DEBIAN SECURITY
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

# Liquorix sources added by smxi
deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main

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#6 2013-01-29 07:18:00

pvsage
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

Run `sudo apt-get update` again, then try installing mpd again.  (Make sure `apt-get update` doesn't return with errors; it may take a few attempts.)  Sometimes packages have been temporarily disappearing from the repos during maintenance; it's just part of the growing pains associated with preparing Debian Testing for a new Stable release. neutral


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#7 2013-01-29 15:22:09

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

I ran sudo apt-get update and have seen no errors.  I then added another testing repo

deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free

That has yielded nothing.

I just installed the newest .iso from corenomial and had no issues with the install.  I have been running Linux for years and crunchbang for about 6 months.

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#8 2013-01-29 23:36:43

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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

I have never seen one as intriguing as this one... Even with things moving about there still should be some form of message

I have enable Testing along with my Sid and Experimental sources and see all three candidates, from each repo when I do

apt-cache policy mpd

For me to see it and not you speaks of a bigger issue with proxy, ftp vs http, network... Just grasping, because this makes no sense


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#9 2013-01-29 23:46:22

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

It is very strange.

I ran

apt-cache policy mpd*

and I found a few other seemingly related mpd packages.  the only without a client was 'mpd-client'

Should I do a fresh install?

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#10 2013-01-30 06:53:10

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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

@moses: no - there is (at the moment) no amd64 version of mpd: http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/mpd

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#11 2013-01-30 12:35:03

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

Ahhh!  @machine - thank you!  mystery solved!  I was so confused!  I installed it from the amd64 repos a few months ago with no issues.  thanks!

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#12 2013-01-30 12:41:22

pvsage
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

Like I said, this appears to be one of those "growing pains"...a couple weeks ago, a dist-upgrade removed half the installed packages in my system because they didn't match what APT found in the repo; I ended up with no VLC and a moderately borked system. sad

This should be able to get you the i386 mpd:

sudo dpkg add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mpd:i386

Hopefully an amd64 binary will return to our repos shortly though.


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#13 2013-01-30 13:58:16

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

Thanks pvsage!  I think I can wait on installing mpd when the amd64 version gets added back in.  When do you think that everything will be settled? 

Thanks again!

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#14 2013-01-30 14:05:17

pvsage
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

^ "When it's ready." wink  Now that APT is multiarch-aware, I believe there's every possibility that Wheezy could be released without an amd64 binary in the repo. neutral


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#15 2013-01-30 14:46:50

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

I'm seeing that as a trend as a newer Debian user.  big_smile I enjoy using 64-bit distros, it's what my laptop came with and seems to run very well.  So would I need to stick with Testing?

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#16 2013-01-30 14:53:31

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

I am going to move this line of questioning to a new thread, because this issue is solved!

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#17 2013-02-08 09:16:16

pvsage
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

An amd64 binary of mpd is once again in the Wheezy repos.  (I've been keeping a daily watch on this for ya. wink )  My guess is there was a release-critical bug, and a fix has finally migrated from Sid to Wheezy.


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#18 2013-02-08 13:07:09

mosesgunn
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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

@ pvsage!  Thanks!  This is issue is truly solved now!  I will start setting up mpd+ncmpcpp again!  I tried gmusicbrowser, but didnt like it.  yay for mpd!

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#19 2013-02-08 15:02:41

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Re: [SOLVED] MPD has no installation candidate?

ʏᴀʏ! monkey


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