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Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:35 pm
by alligoodw
Using Linux Mint 15, when I click on Software Sources nothing happens. Something has happen with my Software Sources list. How do I correct this problem? What happen with the program that opens and views my sources?

Re: Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:10 pm
by Protheus
Is package software-sources installed? Try to run it in a Terminal.

Usually you can fix the lists in a Terminal as well in /etc/apt/sources.list or the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Re: Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:16 pm
by alligoodw
Protheus wrote:Is package software-sources installed? Try to run it in a Terminal.

Usually you can fix the lists in a Terminal as well in /etc/apt/sources.list or the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
When I run 'software-sources' in the terminal nothing happens. It hangs for a couple of seconds and return the cursor to me. Although I can view the sources.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, I wouldn't have a clue in how to fix it. I'm not sure what is preventing mintsources from launching as it should. I'm baffled this is for sure.

Re: Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:36 pm
by Spearmint2
what does this give you?

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inxi -r

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software-properties-gtk

Re: Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:41 pm
by alligoodw
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia main up streamimport
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner

Re: Software Sources Will Not Work

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:51 pm
by Spearmint2
right clk on Menu, then left clk on Edit Menu. When the launchers appear for the menu, hilite Preferences on the left, right clk on Software Manager on the right side, choose properties. Make sure the command in there reads

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