Can’t install rsync on new Debian 6 server setup

Jan 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Linux / Freebsd

Just incase you’ve setup a new Debian server and are unable to install rsync because of the following error: E: Package ‘rsync’ has no installation candidate

it means that you’re missing a repo in your sources.list file.  So head over there and edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following:

deb squeeze contrib non-free main

and you’re good to go!




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One Comment to “Can’t install rsync on new Debian 6 server setup”

  1. Dandy says:

    I was struggling with this…

    Solution was – first run
    [code]apt-get update[/code]
    and then
    [code]apt-get install rsync[/code]
    worked flawlessly 🙂

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