synaptic SOLVED and mirrors

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Sep 16 19:44:08 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-16 at 22:16 +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> >
> > Finally found it on the web, remove software-properties-gtk
> > the settings/repositories window opens. I must have pushed a red
> > button and installed it, like a lunk.
> >
> > Now, how to select mirrors to usa?? That one eludes me. I keep seeing
> > apt-get and synaptic trying Translations, Translation-en and
> > translations-en-USA and never seeming to DO anything useful while
> > stalling all the damn time. I could live without that nicely. Ric
> Synaptic->Settings->Repositories->Ubuntu Software.

...and? Do what? Keep in mind that I'm turning Mint11 back into Ubuntu
Natty without a complete re-install. So far, I'm successful, except for
the original Natty sources list. I'm not seeing one to chose USA versus
Nepal or Latvia. I probably won't be the last person to attempt this.
But, I'm seeing an improvement already.
Here's what I have in /etc/apt/sources.list

deb natty main restricted universe multiverse 
deb natty-updates main restricted universe multiverse 
deb natty-security main restricted universe multiverse 
deb natty partner 
deb natty main 
deb natty free non-free 
# deb natty-getdeb apps 
# deb natty-getdeb games 
deb natty main 
deb-src natty main 

I just tried commenting out the getdeb entries to see if that helped. It
didn't. Thanks, 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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