firstly, in regards to software sources, ubuntu has an app literally called "software sources" where you can just input the APT line into a GUI and add third party repositories with two clicks. with linux mint, there is no such app. you must go into terminal and type out the command
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wget deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main
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kansasnoob wrote:Follow this guide:
https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PP ... positories
Do this instead:
Adding the keys in the terminal
If you're used to adding keys to your personal keyring, you'll still want to read this section as we're going to add the PPA's key to apt's keyring.
First up, visit the PPA's overview page. Let's go back to the AWN Testing team's PPA that we were looking at earlier.
Here you can see the fingerprint of the PPA's key. It'll look something like this: B0BE17C2A0C914F086B7B8327D2C7A23BF810CD5. Copy it and then open a terminal.
To add the AWN key, you'd enter this:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com B0BE17C2A0C914F086B7B8327D2C7A23BF810CD5
Replace B0BE17C2A0C914F086B7B8327D2C7A23BF810CD5 with the fingerprint of the PPA key you're dealing with.
this is all good and well, but do i have to type out
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sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com
secondly, adding and removing software. again, in ubuntu, there is an app that does this called "add/remove applications". in mint there is a program to that effect as well. I've used it to add some software, but i couldn't figure out how to remove it, other than using "synaptic package manager" and searching for it. But i think it would be more convenient to be able to remove software in the same application as adding it, don't you think? Is there a way to remove applications in the software manager as well as adding new ones?
if you read all of this, thank you for your concern. if you can help me out at all, i would be extremely grateful.