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Old 09-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
LaCaradeculito
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synaptic repositories manager lacking


Hi,

I made a very minimal installation of Debian, and then went for synaptic. I got it installed too, but the repositories manager did not come with it. Or at least, the list of third party repositories doesn't show up.

Do you know what is going on? Do I need extra packages? Or at least please remember me the exact name of this programme -if it's indeed something apart-.

Thanks very much in advance.
Best.
Marcelo.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Post your sources.list

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
You should have 3 repos, something a long the lines of:
Code:
# Stable
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
# Stable Sources
#deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

# Security Updates  http://www.debian.org/security/
#deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

# Squeeze-updates 
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
You may also want backports. mozilla.debian.net and deb-multimedia.org
Code:
# Debian Stable Backports
# For information visit - http://backports.debian.org/
 deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free

# Debian Mozilla team APT archive - http://mozilla.debian.net/
# Iceweasel, Icedove, Iceape
# Secure APT: apt-get install pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring 
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-release

# Debian Multimedia Packages - http://deb-multimedia.org/
# Secure apt: apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
# Debian Stable
 deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free
 deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze-backports main
 
Old 09-05-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help. I hurry too much to post, anyway. Sorry.
It happened that Synaptic didn't respond when I went for the software sources box at settings > repositories. I thought it was an incomplete installation or something, but then it appeared to be just occasionally and I'm still trying to understand the logic.

I had no problem with repositories themselves, but it's good to have them.

Thanks again.
Best.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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try removing software-properties if you have it installed.

$ apt-cache search software-properties
python-software-properties - manage the repositories that you install software from
software-properties-common - manage the repositories that you install software from (common)
software-properties-gtk - manage the repositories that you install software from (gtk)
software-properties-kde - manage the repositories that you install software from (kde)

If installed it takes over settings>repositories
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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nice one craigevil

I have even seen similar posts on various forums where they list the repository not showing problem as a bug. All I had to do was uninstall python-software-properties and synaptic was able to show the repository list.
 
  


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