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I want to install snmp on my computer. Evey time I do apt-get install snmp snmpd mbrowse it displays this message:

reading packages list...Fait
building dependency tree
reading state informations... fait
package snmp is not available but it is refered to bu another package. this may mean that the package is missing , has been obsoleted or is only available from another source
however the following package replace it:
libsnmp15

I don't understand the problem. I mean apt-get is supposed to be a first step to configure snmp. If the downloading is such a mess, how the configuration would be?

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"Reading packages list... Fail". Run sudo apt-get update to download the package lists. –  Eric Carvalho Mar 4 '13 at 11:57
    
Does it say fail, or is it fait (as you wrote)? –  Eliah Kagan Mar 4 '13 at 12:44
    
The answer is in the output: package snmp is not available but it is refered to bu another package. this may mean that the package is missing , has been obsoleted or is only available from another source however the following package replace it: libsnmp15 –  Melon Mar 4 '13 at 13:11
    
how can solve this probrem do you have any idea –  bloomingdals Mar 4 '13 at 13:22
    
For reference' sake: Fait is French for done. –  don.joey Mar 4 '13 at 13:43
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Run apt-get update before running apt-get install.

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i did this and it solves nothing –  bloomingdals Mar 4 '13 at 12:55
    
when i run apt-get update, it says that some files were not updated –  bloomingdals Mar 4 '13 at 13:26
    
Please be more explicit. What exactly is the error message? –  zwets Mar 4 '13 at 17:57
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