The awesome software sources adding feature

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Mon Jun 8 17:21:25 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:17 AM, Vincenzo Ciancia<ciancia at> wrote:

>> That was awesome. Why haven't I seen the functionality used before?
>> Install directions with repositories involved look completely hostile
>> right now, but this resolves the issue perfectly.
> The functionality of saving the apt sources and of saving the full
> package selection from synaptic should be merged: it takes a very small
> effort to clone an ubuntu system that way. Are there hurdles that I
> don't see?

Speaking of things that should be in Synaptic, the functionality of
gui-apt-key springs to mind; rather than importing key files, we
should just be able to look them up or type in the number, e.g. if you
wanted to add the Wine HQ repository, when adding the apt line:

deb jaunty main

that there could be a spot to add the key (387EE263) or better yet
have it automatically extracted from the repo with some confirmation
that it is the key for "Scott Ritchie", do you want to add it?


(who was highly annoyed to discover that the official Miro repository
is unsigned ):

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