I tried to install fslint

:~# apt install fslint

and I received

Package fslint 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 'fslint' has no installation candidate

Well, fslint was avaliable in Ubuntu 19.10.

In the fslint website [http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/] shows it is available for Ubuntu.

What happened?
Was it removed from the 20.04 repository?
Or they substituted for another package or name?


It is not presented in 20.04 LTS repositories because Python 2 deprecated stuff, but you can install it manually:

mkdir -p ~/Downloads/fslint
cd ~/Downloads/fslint
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-6_amd64.deb
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-glade2_2.24.0-6_amd64.deb
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/fslint/fslint_2.46-1_all.deb

sudo apt-get install ./*.deb

and enjoy.

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  • What is the -p option for mkdir? – Zubo May 8 at 17:52
  • It means with parents - see man mkdir. – N0rbert May 8 at 17:58
  • Is there an alternative to fslint that doesn't require depreciated dependencies? – Patrick Conwell May 24 at 17:48
  • For alternatives you can check askubuntu.com/q/3865/66509 . From my experience Komparator was great too, but is not available after 18.04 LTS. I like fslint for its simplicity and that it is was in repository until 20.04 LTS, in practice I do not see any alternative for it on modern Ubuntu. We need to wait fslint to be ported to Python 3. Possible alternative maybe rmlint-gui but I did not tested it myself. – N0rbert May 24 at 19:03

An issue has been opened about it on the official github. Looks like obsolete dependencies are the cause here.


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To run it after you install fslint AND follow the obsolete dependencies (...168) link and install those, you should just type "fslint" in the application starter, else, to run from a terminal window enter fslint-gui.

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