I want to use tuxpaint in Debian 7. Is there any software to get this software? I can't change my operating system.

When I try to install through apt-get, I get this:

utkarsh@Utkarsh[~]$sudo apt-get install tuxpaint
[sudo] password for utkarsh: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package tuxpaint


root@Utkarsh[utkarsh]#lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-ia32:core-4.1-noarch:cxx-3.0-ia32:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-ia32:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-ia32:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-ia32:cxx-4.0-noarch:cxx-4.1-ia32:cxx-4.1-noarch:desktop-3.1-ia32:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-ia32:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-ia32:desktop-4.0-noarch:desktop-4.1-ia32:desktop-4.1-noarch:graphics-2.0-ia32:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-ia32:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.1-ia32:graphics-4.1-noarch:languages-3.2-ia32:languages-3.2-noarch:languages-4.0-ia32:languages-4.0-noarch:languages-4.1-ia32:languages-4.1-noarch:multimedia-3.2-ia32:multimedia-3.2-noarch:multimedia-4.0-ia32:multimedia-4.0-noarch:multimedia-4.1-ia32:multimedia-4.1-noarch:printing-3.2-ia32:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch:printing-4.1-ia32:printing-4.1-noarch:qt4-3.1-ia32:qt4-3.1-noarch:security-4.0-ia32:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-ia32:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID: BOSS
Description:    BOSS GNU/Linux 5.0 (anokha)
Release:    5.0
Codename:   anokha
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    Please edit your question add the output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list to it. – user13742 Oct 19 '13 at 14:33
  • Can you please ad the output of lsb_release -a? – slm Oct 19 '13 at 23:05
  • @htor bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied – user49418 Oct 20 '13 at 12:39
  • @slm freetexthost.com/24ql3fjcvp – user49418 Oct 20 '13 at 12:40

Debian is the base Linux distribution that Ubuntu derives/derived from so both distributions make use of the same type of packages. The packages are bundled into a file format called .deb. Yes the name .deb is because it originated with, you guessed it, Debian.

You can search for the package using apt from the command line:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-cache search tuxpaint

If you find it you can install it using this command:

$ sudo apt-get install tuxpaint

If you cannot find a package through apt you can resort to searching on Debian package search website:

Doing so I found several references to tuxpaint. Looking through this page you have Debian 7 (code name's Wheezy) which is on this page so something else is going on.


It's for debian too.

sudo apt-get install tuxpaint

As that doesn't work, try sudo apt-get install update before installing Tuxpaint.

Package link/alternative way to install (without terminal) here.

  • Please don't use caps and put the log like you did before you edited. Anyway, try sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install tuxpaint after, that should really work as it's there for Debian 7. – PMint Oct 19 '13 at 14:21

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