Here I go replying to my own posts.
I've re-read the "Release Notes for Linux Mint 10" at http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_julia.php
and it says GnomePPP will be avaliable in.../usr/share/local-repository
So I went looking, and found it in... /usr/share/local-repository/binary
Off by one directory.
Looks like everything I need is there.
At least it's all in one place and I dont have to go chasing all over the Internet for it. I suppose that's an improvement. Thankyou Linux Mint for putting it all in one place.
I don't want to seem ungrateful but the question must be asked.
Why isn't gnome-ppp installing via Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager?
Because in Synaptic Package Manager the Software Sources line under the “Other”tab for this local repository has a mistake in it.
It reads...file:///usr/share/local-repository binary/
I'm guessing it should read more likefile:///usr/share/local-repository/binary/
There is a forward slash missing which prevents Synaptic from finding the packages. We can't install the software if we can't find the packages can we? This must be a known bug right?
Linux Mint 10 Julia was released in late November2010. Surely I'm not the first to come across this?