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I'm having issues to install acidbase on Debian Wheezy:

apt-get install -y acidbase

Throws:

Unable to locate package acidbase

My sources.list looks ok and I've already ran apt-get update.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there another fork of Acid that works in Wheezy? Or should I update to Squeeze?

I can't really find an alternative or solution to this problem. There is this bug ticket which seems to answer why I can't apt-get acidbase anymore. Is there a viable alternative or should I just extract it from source?

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acidbase was in Debian 6 (squeeze), but was removed, so is not in Debian 7 (wheezy). See Debian Package Tracking System - acidbase for details of the package's history. The bug report RM: acidbase -- RoQA; open security issues; unmaintained linked from that page gives the history of the removal.

You can probably install acidbase from squeeze if you want, either by installing the binary e.g. from http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/acidbase or by rebuilding the package source on wheezy.

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I've found an working solution.

Download acidbase_1.4.5.orig.tar.gz from the link in the question and move it to the web server root (Apache2 defaults to /var/www), then extract it:

tar xvfz acidbase_1.4.5.orig.tar.gz

Open the folder of the extracted files through the web browser (localhost/base-1.4.5/) and a wizard will guide you through. A full Acidbase install guide can be found here.

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