Adding PPA's in LM12RC

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Adding PPA's in LM12RC

Post by bimsebasse » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:41 pm

Mint noob used to Ubuntu ways issue: everytime I add a PPA, it gets .../lisa/main added to it, and doesn't work, system won't update because of course it fails to fetch the address. How do you guys add ppa's?

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox


creates the error message:

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W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu/dists/lisa/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found
Last edited by proxima_centauri on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added LM12RC to title
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Re: Adding PPA's in Mint

Post by proxima_centauri » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:10 pm

This is a bug with LM12RC.

Open a terminal.

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cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
ls
You'll see the equinox repo file.

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sudo gedit nameofRepo.list
Change "lisa" to "oneiric"

You'll have to do this for each repo you add with "sudo apt-add repository ppa://"

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Re: Adding PPA's in LM12RC

Post by bimsebasse » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:16 pm

Cheers mate, thought maybe there was an easier way or I was missing something, but OK, it'll do until the proper release is out :)
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Re: Adding PPA's in LM12RC

Post by Nick_Djinn » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:53 am

Should I still be able to copy PPA to the sources line using the graphical tool 'Software Sources'? I wanted to add Backbox repos to test my sites security, as Im doing a lot of activist work and dont need my sites defaced. The PPA is for an older release of Ubuntu, but it should still automatically pin like it did in Mint 11, right?

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