synaptic SOLVED and mirrors

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Sep 17 18:56:08 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-09-17 at 14:51 +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 2:11 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2011-09-16 at 15:59 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> >> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:44:08 -0400
> >> Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> >>
> >> > > Synaptic->Settings->Repositories->Ubuntu Software.
> >> >
> >> > ...and? Do what?
> >>
> >> You will have the window open that says, "Root Software Sources."
> >>
> >> Click the button next to the line that says, "Download from:"
> >
> > That's the part I don't have yet. Would you email attach a copy of your
> > sources.list file for natty to me privately?? I'd appreciate it. I'm
> > slowly working the kinks out of this project Natty. So,
> > far so good. I've pressed my fair share of red buttons, too. Ric
> I have test installed Mint recently, and Synaptic there doesn't show
> the mirrors, if I recall correctly. Also while it didn't show any
> updates in the update manager, apt-get upgade reported them
> (inconsistency).

I provided a link to this earlier, it is by design, not a bug, for Mint.
You have to edit a configuration file to restore synaptic to Ubuntu
-style management. That's the main reason I went on my witch hunt, I
don't LIKE that much intrusive management of MY system. 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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