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I followed a tutorial at unixmen on how to install monitorx in ubuntu
i installed the dependencies and downloaded the monitorix_2.5.0-izzy1_all.deb
deb package but when i try to install it i get this error

google transtaler (i have a dutch Ubuntu and so was the error message)

dpkg: error processing monitorix_2.5.0-izzy1_all.deb (- install):
  parsing file '/ var / lib / dpkg / / control' near line 14 package 'monitorix':
  blank line in the value of field 'Description'
Errors were encountered while processing:

my question is how to get monitorx up and running in Ubuntu 11.10 amd64

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I had the same issue, so I wrote the packager. His new deb file worked for me, but I also had to install dependencies:

Edit: For the deb file, please email Andreas Itzchak Rehberg, you will find his email address on this page --


cd ./Downloads
sudo dpkg -i monitorix_2.5.0-izzy2_all.deb
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the link is bad your link is (http://%20http// and it should be ""; but i still couldn't download the file. i get a 404 error file not found error – blade19899 Apr 12 '12 at 7:24
in downloaded the same file what is in my question ( open it whit Ubuntu software center and got a bad package error i installed anyways and no further errors :)? – blade19899 Apr 12 '12 at 7:39
To save you the hazzle of manually downloading and solving the dependencies, you could also use the repository at with your sources.list – and the side-effect of receiving updates automatically. // Disclosure: I'm the above mentioned packager and the repository owner/maintainer. I work together closely with Jordi (dev of Monitorix) on this package, so updates are usually coming in-time. – Izzy Nov 27 '13 at 22:32

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