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When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message:

$ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
Package libxul-dev 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 libxul-dev has no installation candidate

How can I solve this?

sources.list

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Does your sources.list resemble this? –  sr_ Nov 19 '11 at 14:31
    
See question edit –  xralf Nov 19 '11 at 14:37
    
I used this generator to clean it a little. –  xralf Nov 19 '11 at 14:39

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Take the list of files in the libxul-dev in hardy. Look for the package containing, say, libxul.so. In more recent releases, the corresponding package is xulrunner-1.9.2-dev (the version number might change). So, if you have old compilation instructions that mention libxul-dev, try with xulrunner*-dev instead.

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The libxul-dev package seems to be only available to hardy. Sorry, this was my fault in the other question, I spotted it here but paid too little attention to detail. And the sugar-hulahop package was apparently deleted from the repositories, too.

I don't know any easy way go get these things (hulahop and libxul and maybe further dependencies) on Ubuntu apart from "the manual way". Here someone suggests using Debian's repos, I don't know how feasible that is.

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I have found this debian package from this page but it has dependency problems. I'm afraid that when I will download deb packages for all dependencies every of them will have another dependencies so it will endless process :-( There is no other way? –  xralf Nov 19 '11 at 15:05

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