[Chester LUG] Linux Mint

David Holden dh at iucr.org
Fri Feb 22 16:07:22 UTC 2013

Which Mint? I've recently installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia (KDE) and not 
had any problems with apt.


On 22/02/13 15:54, Les Pritchard wrote:
> Hi all,
> Last night I decided to give Mint a go on one of my primary desktop
> systems. I've used the Debian edition and previous Gnome versions in the
> past, but with all the the Gnome changes I have found myself using KDE more.
> So I grabbed the KDE version of the latest Mint and installed it with no
> problems. All worked really well and I was pleased with hardware support
> etc. The problem came when I tried to run an update. Apt-get returned a
> whole load of 404s when trying to update, saying the servers could not
> be found.
> A quick look into the sources file showed me that the repos they had for
> the Ubuntu servers all referenced the code name for the Mint distro and
> not the matched Ubuntu edition! (All these code names are just annoying
> in my opinion). So a quick change of the name to the correct Ubuntu code
> name and all the updates worked perfectly.
> A quick Google suggests that others have seen this problem too. I find
> it very hard to believe that a distro could be rolled with such a simple
> error. Also being such a trivial error, that it hasn't been quickly
> fixed amazed me. The experience didn't fill me with confidence about the
> distro at all.
> Has anyone else found any other issues with it? Should I be going back
> to Ubuntu after all this time?! Or over to something like Fedora /
> Mageia / Fuduntu...
> Les
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Dr David Holden. (dh at iucr.org)

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