[invalid] APT missing Mint Distribution Template

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[invalid] APT missing Mint Distribution Template

Postby endontoddy » 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__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 521, in reload_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 » 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
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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