Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 14 18:12:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 11:03 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:20:44 -0400
> Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-09-13 at 10:42 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> > > On 13 September 2011 08:05, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > > > 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
> > > >
> > > 
> > > Which country mirror are you using? Perhaps switch to a different
> > > one and see if the issue still occurs?
> > 
> > I'm looking all over in it to figure where that is configured.
> > Synaptic refuses to apply updates while it notes they are there. When
> > I try to get into the repos editor it tells me I must update! So, I
> > do, and it tells me to do that again and again, each time I try to
> > get into settings / repositories. I think I'm done experimenting with
> > Mint. 
> > 
> > The Chef was right, "Never get out of the boat."  :) Ric
> > 
> Maybe
> sudo apt-get install -f (repeat as necessary)
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> might work for you.
> Cybe R. Wizard

I tried that, I think from a previous post of yours. It does work.
Synaptic didn't, until I edited a file somewhere up in /etc With my
dinking around with synaptic, I'm sure I broke something as it doesn't
allow me to get into the repository window anymore. I even un-installed
it and re-installed it, then it really was broken. It's gotten past the
realm of audience participation, no doubt, and a fresh install will fix
all of that. It's the glorious search for "The Right Thing" on this end.
I will not have anything less than that... it's the Geek Imperative.
<chuckles> Ric

p/s It's a good thing I'm not in politics with my "Gimmie the meat-ax'
approach. Next election, feel free to write-in Wayward4now for POTUS.
You could do far worse. :}

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.
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