Add PCLinuxOS Synaptic Repository
Originally Posted by bill.yeiser
I am also a newbie, but, if you have not already solved your problem, I may be able to help.
First hint, here is the address of the PCLinuxOS help forum:
This is the place to ask questions that are pclos-specific, and even many that are more general. The guys here REALLY know pclos.
Next hint, Synaptic should already show you a long list of the items in its repository, as long as one is selected. If it does not show one you want, or if you do not recognize it, that is a separate issue.
If it is empty, you should be able to select a repo with Settings > Repositories in Synaptic. You open this, then check which one(s) you want. Probably start with only one.
Third hint, before installing any Synaptic program, first go to Edit > Reload and reload the contents of the already selected repo(s). This is very important the first time you use Synaptic.