[invalid] APT missing Mint Distribution Template

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[invalid] APT missing Mint Distribution Template

Postby endontoddy on Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:19 am

Hi chaps,

Installed the package 'software-properties-gtk' (v0.71.5) and get the following output when running from bash:

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endontoddy@Shredder /usr/share/python-apt/templates $ sudo software-properties-gtk
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk", line 104, in <module>
    app = SoftwarePropertiesGtk(datadir=data_dir, options=options, file=file)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/gtk/SoftwarePropertiesGtk.py", line 75, in __init__
    SoftwareProperties.__init__(self, options=options, datadir=datadir)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 83, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 521, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)   
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 90, in get_sources
    raise NoDistroTemplateException("Error: could not find a "
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template


After a little debugging it appears that the template it is expecting to find is an entry something like this:

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Suite: jaunty
RepositoryType: deb
BaseURI: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
MatchURI: archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
BaseURI-powerpc: http://ports.ubuntu.com/
MatchURI-powerpc: ports.ubuntu.com|archive.ubuntu.com
BaseURI-lpia: http://ports.ubuntu.com/
MatchURI-lpia: ports.ubuntu.com|archive.ubuntu.com
MirrorsFile-amd64: /usr/share/python-apt/templates/Ubuntu.mirrors
MirrorsFile-i386: /usr/share/python-apt/templates/Ubuntu.mirrors
Description: Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope'
Component: main
CompDescription: Officially supported
CompDescriptionLong: Canonical-supported Open Source software
Component: universe
CompDescription: Community-maintained
CompDescriptionLong: Community-maintained Open Source software
Component: restricted
CompDescription: Non-free drivers
CompDescriptionLong: Proprietary drivers for devices
Component: multiverse
CompDescription: Restricted software
CompDescriptionLong: Software restricted by copyright or legal issues


for LinuxMint in a .info file in /usr/share/python-apt/templates, but there is only the standard Debian and Ubuntu entries
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Re: APT missing Mint Distribution Template

Postby Husse on Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:30 pm

This is not a bug - 'software-properties' do not work in Mint as can be found in the release notes
If we overcome the problems with it, partly exposed here, we will probably include it
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