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Message 84060 - Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 21:35:11 UTC

On this wiki page:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Ubuntu

There is this line of instructions on how to download boinc from the command line:
sudo aptitude install boinc-client boinc-manager

It doesn't work. Substitute apt-get for aptitude and it will work fine.
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Message 84073 - Posted: 28 Dec 2017, 22:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 84060.  

If you haven't installed aptitude, it won't work for you. Doesn't mean that this is an error in the install instructions.
See https://superuser.com/questions/42967/on-ubuntu-why-sudo-apt-get-sometimes-and-sudo-aptitude-other-times for more information.
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