View Full Version : [ubuntu] [Solved] Synaptic search problem 8.10 Intrepid

November 4th, 2008, 02:50 AM

I had problems with Synaptic on a fresh install. It could not find anything with the quick search feature, it couldn't find somethings (eg Thunderbird, wine) with the normal search, and yet the CLI sudo apt-get install worked happily.

I found the solution to be: In Synaptic Repositories, set the Download From the Main Server, rather than my local server. Then Close, Reload, then set back to local server.

Hope that helps someone else :-D

November 6th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Thanks, totally helped me. I could scroll through the entire repository list of software, but neither quick or normal searches brought up anything outside of the official ubuntu (with logo) packages.


November 6th, 2008, 06:28 PM
isnt this related to this one https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+bug/288797