More Synaptic confusion... :-(
Currently I'm running 64studio on both my laptop and desktop PCs. The laptop was installed directly from Version 2. The desktop system was installed from Version 1 and later upgraded to 2. When I launch Synaptic, both systems tell me they're running version 0.57.8 but if I go to Settings->Repositories the 2 dialogs look completely different. The laptop system shows me a Property Sheet dialog with 3 x Property Pages, while the desktop system just has a plain dialog with all the controls on one page. Furthermore, the desktop system keeps throwing up errors whenever I use Synaptic to install anything - and it doesn't offer the same options as my laptop system. For example, the laptop system offers me 'dev' versions of most available libraries whereas the other system doesn't. The laptop system has an additional repository - 'http://apt.tt-solutions.com/debian/ etch' (note the space before 'etch') but although I've tried adding that repository to my desktop machine, it never shows up in the repository list. In fact, I can't seem to get anything to show in the repository list, apart from the original repositories that came as standard. Two questions.... 1) Can I upgrade (or downgrade) Synaptic itself so that I get the working version on both machines? 2) If not, can I ditch Synaptic and install one of the more reliable package managers? Yast or CNR would be my favourites.