Can Mint Have Access to more repositories?

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Can Mint Have Access to more repositories?

Postby trippboxer on Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:50 am

I was wondering if you could add a tool to download from other debian/ubuntu repositories? I know that MEPIS linux aleady has this but it would be nice if Mint had the ability to download and install more than what it has in it's repository. If Mint already has this ability then ignore this, just advise how to use it.

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Postby Crashmaxx on Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:22 pm

If you just want more repositories, add them to your sources.list file, or if you like GUI, then use synaptic to add them. You can use pretty much any Debian repositories you like, though some do need a key.
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Postby manishk on Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:13 pm

Can you pls just elaborate on how to add repos in Synaptic.
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Postby clem on Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:46 pm

System->Administration->Software Sources

Then go to the "Third Party" pane and click Add. Then specify your repos' address.

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