[Chester LUG] Linux Mint

Michael Crilly mrcrilly at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 16:48:38 UTC 2013

Sorry to hear about that Les! I use Mint on my desktop in work and it has a few issues here an there (mainly Cinnamon), but I don't believe I have experienced that issue. It has been quite good for me. 

At home I use Debian in the laptop and a Mac for media. I think straight Debian is the way forward, personally. It's an absolutely rock solid distro. Anyway this isn't a distro vs distro conversation. 


On 22 Feb 2013, at 15:54, Les Pritchard <les.pritchard at gmail.com> 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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