[PlanetCCRMA] problem with synaptic

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 27 13:46:02 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
> >redhat/fedora?
> >  
> >
> synaptic 0.48.2 13.rh9.at
> Redhat 9
> apt 0.5.5cnc6 1 rh90.dag
> Actually, I didnt think of apt being a possible problem cause,
> so this version might very well be the problem.
> Im trying to figure out if my apt sources are causing the problems I have.
> I've abbreviated the list below.
> The apt version I have seems to come from the dag repository,
> and the synaptic from the at repository. This is probably no good.

I would try to use both from the same repository. For example, erase
synaptic, comment out all urls in sources.list except for dag, apt-get
update and then reinstall synaptic. See if that fixes the problem....

-- Fernando