I'm getting this error

"E: Package 'whosthere' has no installation candidate" "E: Unable to locate package telepathy-whosthere"

any ideas how to fix this please ?


Edit the file with your favorite text editor (with root) :

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/m-gehre-ppa-raring.list

Change "raring" to "quantal" as following :

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/m-gehre/ppa/ubuntu quantal main

Then install whosthere

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install whosthere

Please note that the package development is discontinued.

  • Although this is a bit late but it's better late than never. Thank you! – Kmelkon Aug 25 '13 at 5:33
  • will this have any effects later on when I try to install other apps ? because I use my laptop for work so I don't want to ruin other stuff. – Kmelkon Aug 25 '13 at 10:55

Looks like it's not in your repositories. Try to refresh (apt-get update), then, if still no success, add a new repo, which does contain this package.

  • I have added the it to the repos before, and when I run the apt-get update command it's giving me this which I think has nothing to do with this particular app .. "W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/… 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/… 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. " – Kmelkon Jun 24 '13 at 10:00
  • Didn't you just forget to update? – Iľja Jun 24 '13 at 10:01
  • I actually didn't. – Kmelkon Jun 24 '13 at 10:02
  • So, that's it - 404 Not Found, try to paste the url into browser. It's invalid. Remove the repo and find a working one. – Iľja Jun 24 '13 at 10:05
  • I'm a bit of a noob, how can I remove this repo ? – Kmelkon Jun 24 '13 at 10:10

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