I'm looking to configure my network using Shorewall on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop.

When I run apt-cache search it doesn't find Shorewall, is there some other repository I can add it from?

Or is the Debian package listed on the Shorewall website compatible with Ubuntu 11.10, since Ubuntu is Debian-based?

  • It has not been taken out... packages.ubuntu.com/… ... so it must be something wrong with your configuration – Portablejim Dec 10 '11 at 22:46
  • I ended up adding the author's repository to it as specified on his page: people.connexer.com/~roberto/debian I had to do a few things, like add his repository to my software updates and import a gpg key into apt-get so that I could search for shorewall. – leeand00 Dec 10 '11 at 22:52
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    Have you got universe packages enabled (In software center go to Edit ⇒ Software sources ⇒ Ubuntu software, look for a line with universe in it.) – Portablejim Dec 10 '11 at 22:59
  • Should I close this out or just answer my own question? – leeand00 Dec 11 '11 at 0:32
  • Answer your own question. It's fine. You may need to wait before accepting your own answer. – Portablejim Dec 11 '11 at 2:38

The package is still in the repository. So it must be something wrong with your installation.

Have you got 'universe' packages enabled? You can check by going to

Edit ⇒ Software sources ⇒ Ubuntu software

and looking for a line with universe in it.

Afterwards you will need to reload the repository information (e.g. with apt-get update).

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