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Re: XFree86 4.2 update howto?



On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 12:41:00PM +1300, Haralambos Geortgilakis wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I am new to Debian & am trying to figure out a few things.
> 
> How do I solve the folloing error message?
> 
> <snip>
> (none):/home/haralambos# ./synaptic

The '(none)' means your machine doesn't have a hostname.  Is that
deliberate?

> bash: ./synaptic: No such file or directory

./ means 'this directory'.  I'm fairly sure synaptic isn't installed in
/home/haralambos :-)

> (none):/home/haralambos# synaptic
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
> synaptic:could not open display

Either use xhost as someone else suggested, or install 'sudo'.

> Secondly, what is the easiest way to point Synaptic to a local Debian 
> mirror & download/install it?

I'm fairly sure synaptic is Yet Another Apt Frontend, so you'll need to
edit /etc/apt/source.list to point at the mirror you want.

-rob

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