synaptic still bonkers

wayward4now wayward4now at
Sun Sep 18 20:48:25 UTC 2011

Rats, still having problems with synaptic after I ripped Mint from the 
Natty install, like a screaming Mandrake root.

wayward4now at iam ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next

Traceback (most recent call last):

   File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 60, in<module>

     sp = SoftwareProperties()

   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 90, in __init__


   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 538, in reload_sourceslist


   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptsources/", line 91, in get_sources

     raise NoDistroTemplateException("Error: could not find a "

aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template

Is there some sort of system install script that re-installs synaptic, 
after installation, to have these scripts back? Something had to run, 
during the initial install, to make those scripts happen. Thanks! Ric

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