Installing Brave on Debian 10 - Messed up sources.list and things like that

digitard

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I followed those instructions

  1. sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
  2. curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
  3. echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
  4. sudo apt update
  5. sudo apt install brave-browser
in the last one I got error


:~# sudo apt install brave-browser
Reading package lists... Done​
Building dependency tree​
Reading state information... Done​
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have​
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable​
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created​
or been moved out of Incoming.​
The following information may help to resolve the situation:​
The following packages have unmet dependencies:​
brave-browser : Depends: wget but it is not installable​
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.​

any ideas? Thanks
 


f33dm3bits

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wget is from the main repository, so find it odd that it's not available on your system. What's the output of the following.
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apt-cache search wget | grep ^wget
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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that's all
This is what I get and I am running Linux mint and I dare say would be the same for Debian as well just differing names, But follow @f33dm3bits suggestion if no joy in this way.


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digitard

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In 2014 I made 15 ubuntu machines (format and install) for the public sector trying to impress a computer teacher in an elementary school without having a clue how to use the OS at all, however it didn't work...

later I discovered the live linux distributions, I can only say that much. Few months ago, with help from this forum, I installed a full distribution for personal use for first time... the all mighty Debian buster.

Guys I never read anything unless I have a problem, I just use the machine and learning on the way (no brain no time) Thank you all BTW

I'll be back
 

digitard

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wget is from the main repository, so find it odd that it's not available on your system. What's the output of the following.
Code:
apt-cache search wget | grep ^wget
I press enter here:
:~#apt-cache search wget | grep ^wget

and it goes to the next line like this:
:~#

so basically nothing happens
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I forgot to mention that I have messed up with synaptic's list of repositories
 
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KGIII

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Not gonna pretend otherwise, I'm baffled. I am well and truly baffled how wget isn't working.

Try downloading this to your Downloads folder:


Then, open your terminal:

Code:
cd Downloads
sudo apt install wget<press tab and it will autocomplete>
See if that installs wget.

This is so wrong. So very, very wrong.
 

wizardfromoz

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I forgot to mention that I have messed up with synaptic's list of repositories
That will be why.

Can you share with us

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
It should look something like this

Code:
[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# See https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList for more information.
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
You can also install Brave via Snap, but you are going to need to address that sources.list or you won't get the right updates on time.

Wizard
 

Tolkem

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any ideas? Thanks
Another option is to download from here https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.21.63 then open a terminal and install with
Code:
sudo apt install ./brave-browser-dev_1.21.63_amd64.deb
when installing brave will add the repo to the sources.list file.

NOTE1: This is the DEV release and as stated there
This is not the release version of Brave.
Be careful - things are unstable and might even be broken.
NOTE2: Make sure to download the file to your home directory, otherwise, you have to:
1. cd into the directory you downloaded it, i.e. Downloads
Code:
cd Downloads
then install using the command above.
2. Open a file manager, go to your Downloads dir, right-click on a blank space and from the context menu select open terminal here, then install using the command above.
3. Open the file manager, right-click the .deb file and from the context menu select open/install with Synaptic.
 

Lord Boltar

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Here is all Debian Sources List for Buster

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free

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

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free

Once you have your sources list fixed the run
Code:
sudo apt install wget
 
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digitard

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That will be why.

Can you share with us

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
It should look something like this

Code:
[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# See https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList for more information.
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
You can also install Brave via Snap, but you are going to need to address that sources.list or you won't get the right updates on time.

Wizard
Here:

deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 10.7.0 cinnamon 2020-12-05T14:23]/ buster main

deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 10.7.0 cinnamon 2020-12-05T14:23]/ buster main

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main

# buster-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
# A network mirror was not selected during install. The following entries
# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
# for your mirror of choice.

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main
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I want to fix this, installing brave it's secondary
 
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Lord Boltar

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You will need to edit your sources list to fix it
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
- NOTE gedit may not be your text editor you may have to replace gedit with your text editor - gedit is for Gnome Desktop - it may be nano - mousepad or something else
see my list of Debian sources in previous post above-
now copy that previous post and paste it into you sources list then save it and close the text editor and terminal - then reopen the terminal and run
Code:
sudo apt update
then
Code:
sudo apt upgrade
then run
Code:
sudo apt install wget
then you can install brave - Hope this helps
 

Tolkem

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It isn't necessary to have both main and main non-free; have either one or the other https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList#sources.list_format. If you need non-free then your sources.list should be something like
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free

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

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free

##buster-backports for newer versions of software
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
When you run
Code:
sudo apt update
APT will look at this file and search trough main, contrib and non-free. Also, if you're not compiling software, you can comment the lines starting with deb-src since it'll only fill your disk up with stuff you won't use. Instead of starting GUIs with sudo privileges, consider using something else or launch with gksu/pkexec
Code:
pkexec text_editor_name /etc/apt/sources.list
However, I recommend using nano instead
Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
 

craigevil

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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

delete everything that is there now.
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster non-free contrib main 
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free 
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ buster/updates main contrib non-free 
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free 
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-backports main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster-backports main contrib non-free
Copy the above, ctrl+o will write, then do ctrl+x to quit.

Followed by : sudo apt update
then sudo apt install wget

That should take care of the package issues.
 

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