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    Default synaptic error

    been using BT for a couple weeks, and all of the sudden when i fire up synaptic i get

    "Failed to check for installed and available applications
    This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file 'etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install-f'."

    i tried sudo apt-get update/ sudo apt-get install -f
    but to no avail...
    any help on the matter would be greatly appriciated

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    Default Re: synaptic error

    Did you check the correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list'?
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    Default Re: synaptic error

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    Did you check the correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list'?
    you just ain't right, man.
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    Default Re: synaptic error

    sudo tells me the OP's using ubuntu and not BT.
    Which as we all know we do not support such.

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