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Re: Strange Loss of Synaptic Functionality




On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 08:10:18AM -0500, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> 
> Thanks for the reply.
> 
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp# apt-get clean
> root@AbNormal:/home/comp# 
> 
> Just before I read your reply I edited sources-list for a different
> source, debian.uchicago.edu father than debian.org, and the synaptic
> function was partially restored.
> 
> # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
> Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch contrib main 
> 
> # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
> Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch main contrib 
> 
> deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free main 
> deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free
> main 
> 
> # deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main
> contrib non-free  
> # deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates
> main contrib non-free  
> 
> # stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
> deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free contrib
> main 
> deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free
> contrib main 
> 
> # stretch-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
> deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-free
> contrib main 
> deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-free
> contrib main 
> 
> For some reason synaptic didn't like Debian security entries, but
> worked when they were commented out.  However, I am not happy about not
> being able to receive security updates.  Are those entries correct?
> 

I think the answer to that is no. On Stretch here I have 

deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrin non-free

ie no /debian-security

Mark