Since I wanted to tinker with APE, I needed a special package for it, libmysqlclient15off. This sounds easy and all, and it normally is.
You think something like an
apt-get install libmysqlclient15off would work, but it didn’t.
sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient15off
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package libmysqlclient15off is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libmysqlclient15off has no installation candidate
So, what to do? You go to the ubuntu packages website of course, and the specific page for the package in question. I don’t know how to get apt-get to figure out where to find it in the repository, so instead I downloaded it straight from the website.
You’ll probably click on the i386 version and then get a huge list of mirrors for the file, which is great. Pick one in your region but don’t click on it, right click and copy the location.
Then, do this:
wget [download-url-here]. This will download the file remotely from the server to your very own server. Once it’s done, you can safely do your own
dpkg -i [file-name]
Ah, isn’t the linux life fun? I think so.
Update: July 2011
The link above for karmic used to work. Since then, it appears that it simply leads to an error. I am no longer familiar with the requirements of APE, but it does not seem as if libmysqlclient15off is a package in anything after karmic.