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SBC3, error installing python

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:55 am
by boneill
Hello,
I am trying to install python on the SBC3 via SSH using the command apt-get install python and receiving an error:

E: Package 'python' has no installation candidate

I have done the following prior to running the install python command:
Factory Reset
Include full Debian Package Repository
Update all packages
Run command apt-get update

Board Revision: 301
Firmware Version: Phidget SBC3 - Version 1.0.1
Kernel: 3.14.27 (gcc 4.4.5 (Debian 4.4.5-8))
Phidget Library: Phidget22 - Version 1.0.0

Looking for suggestions on how to resolve the above error.

Thanks, Brendan

Re: SBC3, error installing python

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:07 am
by Patrick
Since Debian 7 has been archived, you'll need to update the apt file:

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/multistrap-debian.list

to contain:

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#     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free


Then re-run apt-get update, and it should work fine.

-Patrick

Re: SBC3, error installing python

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:44 pm
by boneill
Updated the apt file per your suggestion and successfully installed python.

Thanks for the instruction Patrick!

~Brendan