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[ubuntu] Having problems downloading some packages via Synaptic

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm having some major problems downloading some packages in Synaptic. The packages concerned are all QGIS (Quantum GIS mapping software) but this issue could potentially apply to anything. Problem 1: When I downloaded and installed QGIS on my other PC it downloaded about 40 packages which makes sense. Now when I try and do it on this laptop Synaptic only lists two neither of which are the main QGIS package. Problem 2: I checked that the repositories were added and they were. I then tried to get them via the terminal and the apt-get command. When I did that it told me this: Code: Readi (Hardware)