Re: [orca-list] updating orca failed/confused now


yes, commenting out the lines containing cdrom will stop ubuntu asking 
for the cd, and instead try to connect to the internet and download the 

now you do:
sudo apt-get update

this will get a list of available packages from ubuntu servers, then 
when you do:

sudo apt-get upgrade

it will download and install a large list of packages.

-- it might want you to configure some packages, smbclient i think, just 
go throw it in whatever way, you can always get back and reconfigure 
those packages.

now you have the up-to-date version of ubuntu with all its bells and 
wistles. (we still havent done anything about orca, that was simply 
updating the system, the new version of orca lives on subversion so we 
need to get that).

now we can do the real task, i.e. getting new version of orca, by 
following the download-install instructions on the orca wiki.

by the way, even though the version of orca on the cd seem broken, it 
still works in gnome-terminal, if there arent any sighted people about, 
alternatively if you have a braille display connected, (and if by luck 
it got detected at boot), if you switch to a virtual terminal (function 
key and f1, -- f6) you should be able to work using the braille display.
to get back to graphical terminal, function key and f7

Hope this helps


On Mon 09/07/2007 at 16:30:40, Sunfire wrote:
Is this how I get the packages from the internet? By commenting out the
lines with cd at the beginning ?And will orca give full support through this
type of update/install? The other question is since a new version of orca
was released today, will I get the newest version this way?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon [mailto:j orcauser googlemail com] 
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 5:44 AM
To: Sunfire
Cc: orca-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [orca-list] updating orca failed/confused now

preferably you should get the packages you need from the internet rather 
than those from the cd, (there might be newer versions), if you do have 
access to the internet then this is not an issue.

make a copy of the sources.list file
then comment out the lines with "cdrom" in the /etc/apt/sources.list 
using a hash # at the start of the line.

sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.back
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

then save and exit ctrl+o (write file) ctrl+x (exit)

on the other hand if you dont have internet access then put in the cd 
and cancel the dialogue box before doing the steps that you are 
currently doing.

On Mon 09/07/2007 at 05:30:06, Sunfire wrote:
I went to go update orca in ubuntu 7.04. I typed the following when I 
got to the desktop: alt+F2 orca [enter]
got "Welcome to orca, switching to focus tracking mode." Continued command
sequence: alt+F2
gnome-terminal [enter]
user ubuntu704$~sudoo apt-get build-dep gnome-orca
Enter password: ****
[0%...Working, please wait...6%....100%]
The following packages will be updated: (the very very very long list of
packages to be updated was listed). This will tak an extra 77.13MB of
additional disk space. Do you want to continue? Press [y] or [n]:y
Please wait...working... Enter the ubuntu 7.04 CD in the cdrom drive or
specify the full path to the ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso file and press
[enter]:[inserted cd and hit enter]
Please wait...
A window pops up saying:
New packages have been detected on your system. Do you want to open 
them with the updated package manager? [start package manager button] 
[cancel button]
What should I do? How do I handle this whole thing? I never got to the 
svn part yet...Do I hit cancel in the window?

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