Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 14 06:31:44 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 15:42 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 14/09/11 15:05, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-09-13 at 19:26 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >> On 13/09/11 17:05, Ric Moore wrote:
> >>> Is anyone else having problems with synaptic lately? I don't recall
> >>> seeing this behavior before where it keeps trying to hit
> >>> "Translations-en" and "Translations-en_US" and "Translationsindex"
> >>> repeatedly and repeatedly, hangs for a bit then hits on them again. Then
> >>> it utterly fails. This is with natty, BTW. Status on each reads "failed"
> >>> during the reload process.
> >>>
> >>> The reload takes forever, then there are no upgrades noted to apply. An
> >>> apt-get upgrade loads packages and installs them just fine. This is
> >>> making me nutz. I hope I didn't break it. But, if I did, how to fix? Ric
> >> Simple answer, old boy: time to change to another distro.
> >>
> >> Ah, but haven't you already switched over to Minties by now?
> > Just beat me, go ahead and beat me.. I admit it, I won't do that
> > again. :) Ric
> I am really not sure why you would be having such a problem because Mint 
> is a simple lift of Ubuntu and uses the same method and repos to update 
> itself.
> I am sure that you would be aware that in the list of servers for the 
> s/ware the default setting is the main server for Ubuntu, but you can 
> then either select a mirror of your choice or allow the system to give 
> you a list of the most EFFICIENT servers for you to access - and you 
> then select the one you feel most comfortable with. But you know all 
> this......

Right, and that is why I am "chagrined" at it's brokenness. I have no
clue how I would refresh this install to remove all reference to Mint,
and only reference Ubuntu Natty, without breaking the smithereens out of
the database of what is installed. I think it would go bang, like a dead
fish, in the noon-day sun and I'd be stuck with the stinking pieces. 

I fear I will have to completely do another fresh install. I'm getting
pretty good at it by now... so, I shall trundle off to on-disk and order
yet another DVD. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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