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Old 07-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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How to update the source of my linux mint system

i couldn't be able to install any softwear through terminl and Softwear Menager..... i think it is because of lacking in source update ... please holp me
Old 07-21-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Which release of Mint are you using? The latest is 17. Maybe yours is out of date, and no longer supported.
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Not really familiar with Mint. But generally on Linux based systems it's the following:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
Use either root or sudo (IE, add the word "sudo" before the commands above) to make the commands work.

You can also try Synaptic instead of apt-get.

The other thing you may wish to do is check your sources.list. This is generally located in /etc/apt/sources.list. If it's not located there, you can find it by doing a search (IE, "locate sources.list" --> may need to run "updatedb" first).

Good luck.
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