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Ubuntu Server 9.10

Hi Guys,

I think this one is a simple one... I'm trying to install fail2ban and get the following error:

$ sudo apt-get install fail2ban
Reading package lists... 
Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... 
Done E: Couldn't find package fail2ban

Which repositories do I need enabled in order to install it?

I'm presently have the following enabled in sources.list

deb karmic main restricted
deb-src karmic main restricted

deb karmic-security main restricted
deb-src karmic-security main restricted

deb karmic-security universe
deb-src karmic-security universe

deb karmic-security multiverse
deb-src karmic-security multiverse

deb karmic multiverse
deb-src karmic multiverse

deb karmic-updates multiverse
deb-src karmic-updates multiverse

On a related note -- in the spirit of "teaching a man to fish", is there an easy way to find out where a package resides in general?



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You need to add the universe component to any of the "main" (not security) sources.

deb karmic main restricted universe
deb-src karmic main restricted universe

Packages not in the main component are marked as such with a red label after their name in the Ubuntu package database:

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Awesome! Thanks Mikael. How did you know that? – Mike B Nov 24 '09 at 17:21
Mikey: One way to find out is search the official repos at ... if the package's not there, Google. – grawity Nov 24 '09 at 17:56
Edited my answer with the answer to the second question. – Mikael S Nov 24 '09 at 17:58
For anyone else not very familiar with Linux/apt - you make these changes to the /etc/apt/sources.list file – Lance McNearney Jan 17 '10 at 0:50

I would also suggest as an alternative DenyHosts:

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