Please remove Software Sources from the menus, it's destructive.

Andreas Schildbach andreas at
Tue Feb 26 07:08:38 GMT 2008

Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote:

> If you don't use Synaptic for package management, then why would you
> use it to edit sources? If you only use the commandline tools, then
> it's just as easy to do it manually, by adding or removing repos in
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

There is also the graphical "Add/Remove Applications", which I think is
much easier to use if you want to install an application.

Also, "Software Sources" has more use-cases, like enabling or disabling
automatic security updates, selecting how often it should look for
updates, adding authenticaton keys and allowing statistical information
to be sent. This is all unlikely to need a package manager in the same

Personally, I'd prefer if the Software Sources would stay in the menu.
However, I would not mind for Synaptic to go away...



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