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Clicking on Synaptic Settings causes synaptic to freeze

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mmikeinsantarosa
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Clicking on Synaptic Settings causes synaptic to freeze

#1 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:31 pm

Strange one here, After I open up synaptic then click on Settings->Repositories, nothing happens except my HD litght shows activity and the whole PC gets sluggish. Anybody seen this before?

Oh, I have a 420MB sources.list file :eek:
I remember steveo mentioning something about this but how does that happen?!

thanks in advance - mike
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Re: Clicking on Synaptic Settings causes synaptic to freeze

#2 Post by megatotoro » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:09 am

I think this is the issue. That also happened to me in the past.

http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... 81#p313081

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Re: Clicking on Synaptic Settings causes synaptic to freeze

#3 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:17 am

I edited the header to match tehe example. I'll definitely keep an eye on it and bookmark that fix.

thanks megatoro!
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Re: Clicking on Synaptic Settings causes synaptic to freeze

#4 Post by Earl57 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:42 pm

I have been having the same problem for the past few days, only synaptic would completely freeze up when I tried to check the repositories from within synaptic.(I was looking for the cause of the Mepis repos failing to load) I checked my source files using Dolphin and none of my source files had a header surrounded by hash marks. I did notice, though, that my Mepis source file had several blank lines preceeding the source url's, so I deleted them and did a reload from within synaptic, and all files available for upgrade completed as it should.

Problem fixed! Thanks, guys

Bob

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