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Installation error from .deb file
« on: May 01, 2009, 09:49:15 pm »
I have installed Kubuntu 7.10 and all is well with that

I have downloaded the CD .iso files and when I mount the .iso and try to install the .deb file for the first CD, I get this error, and I can't seem to fix it. Any suggestions?

mce/mnt$ sudo smart install -y mce-installer_2.0.1-1_i386.deb mce
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Traceback (most recent call last):
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 File "/usr/bin/smart", line 194, in <module>
 File "/usr/bin/smart", line 167, in main
   exitcode =, opts.argv)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/", line 53, in run
   result = _command.main(self._ctrl, opts)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/commands/",
line 103, in main
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/", line 375,
in reloadChannels
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/backends/deb/",
line 130, in load
   for section, offset in self.getSections(prog):
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/backends/deb/",
line 319, in getSections
   control = getControl(filepath)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/smart/backends/deb/",
line 385, in getControl
   control = TarFile.gzopen("", fileobj=sio).extractfile("control")
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 1585, in extractfile
   tarinfo = self.getmember(member)
 File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 1272, in getmember
   raise KeyError("filename %r not found" % name)
KeyError: "filename 'control' not found"


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Re: Installation error from .deb file
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 08:57:37 am »
Why are you trying to install it that way? Moreover, is there any reason why you are not using the DVD install method? That is the preferable way of installing LMCE. You don't install Kubuntu or anything else, just take a bare metal machine and boot from the DVD, answer a few questions and 40mins later you have an LMCE core. Using the CDs should be avoided if at all possible as it is more complex and takes 4 times as long to install.