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Old 09-09-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Apt/Synaptic


I have installed Apt in Fedora C2 and updated it with apt-get update but when I try to get Synaptic I get the message that Apt can't find it.

I haven't figured out how to cut and paste from the terminal [not for lack of trying] or I would post the exact message here.

I am using the command apt-get install synaptic when I am logged in as root.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what my next move should be?

Thanks zoey
 
Old 09-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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well if it says it can't find it, then the repositorys that you have for apt-get
do not contain synaptic ... the best i can suggest is searching the web
that has synaptic in its repository and add it to your apt-get config file for
the repositorys and then do an apt-get install synaptic ...

i noticed one on this page :
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/synaptic/
 
Old 09-09-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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Sounds more like he/she has forgotten to type:

apt-get update

so that the list from /etc/apt is updated first, _then_

apt-get install synaptic

To copy and paste from the terminal, simply press your mouse middle button to copy, and once again the MMB to paste
 
Old 09-09-2004, 01:54 PM   #4
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Thank You, DrOzz,

I found a mirror site that has synaptic.

Now how do I go about adding it to the apt file? Do I have to use a text editor? I have just gedit and vi and have never used either one.

I have had my Linux box for about 1&1/2 weeks and I think that the learning curve is truly very steep.
zoey
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #5
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I did do apt-get update.

I just finished trying to download synaptic myself without using apt, but of course there were dependencies that I don't have, so that didn't work.

zoey is a she. A grandmotherly she.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:36 PM   #6
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well first make sure you did what megaman said and to my knowledge
you have to edit :
Code:
/etc/apt/sources.list
i don't use an rpm based distro, which in turn means i don't use apt, so
this location may have changed .... oh and yes, them editors are fine ..
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:52 PM   #7
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OK I got it installed OK by downloading it. It helped a lot when I figured out that I did not want the 64 bit version!

Last question [for today], is there a way to get a shortcut on the desktop for programs [text editors & synaptic] or do I just have to access them with "run application"?

Thank you very much. zoey
 
Old 09-09-2004, 03:53 PM   #8
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well you'll have to tell us what desktop environment/window manager
that you use, in order to have an answer to that question

but, assuming you are using KDE or GNOME, just right click the desktop
and there will be an option there to create a link/shortcut ..
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:23 PM   #9
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Thank you very much. I have Gnome, and once I figured out what command to put in for the shortcut I was all set.

I am stumbling around a lot but thanks to helpful forums like this one I am making some progress and having a very good time along the way.

One of these days my "good" computer [as in more memory, large hard drive faster processor etc] will have zeros written to the drive and Linux loaded. Goodbye to Windows XP.

Not there yet, though.

Thanks again. zoey
 
  


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