I wanted recently to install profanity, a xmpp client, on my raspi. I ran a apt-get update, then a apt-get dist-upgrade, and tried to install the package. but it doesn't find it! But on this link: http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/p/profanity/ the package is present!

This is my sources.list:

deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy main contrib non-free rpi
deb http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy main contrib non-free

Why the package isn't available?

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I had a look at the control files in the debian packages on archive.raspbian.org. It seems like this is a dependency problem. The package profanity depends on libotr5 which depends on libgcrypt20 which depends on libc6 >= 2.15. But the available version of libc6 is 2.13.

I think, you should file a bug with Raspbian.


The archive carries packages for all versions of raspbian. profanity is available in jessie and stretch but not in wheezy.

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