[PlanetCCRMA] problem with synaptic

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 27 11:51:02 2004

> Synaptic used to run fine, but now it fails after a while in startup, 
> showing a little dialog which only says "null".
> I've tried lots of things to get it working, like cleaning the package 
> list of things that looked broken and re-installing
> synaptic and so on.

Which version of synaptic, which version of apt, on which version of

> My question is really: is there some other way to get the package list 
> to choose packages to install?
> apt-get install XXX is good enough for me, but how do I determine which 
> XXX:s there are to choose from?

apt-cache can be used for that. For example:
  apt-cache search \.\* 
will list all available packages...
-- Fernando