I decided to try Zorin Lite on an ageing Dell Latitude D620 (32 bit CPU, 4 GB RAM), because it is light on resources, plus it relies on XFCE, which I know rather well. The OS install went smoothly, but then I tried the trusted Synaptic package manager ... as follows :
herman@D620:~$ sudo apt-add-repository universe
[sudo] password for herman:
'universe' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.
herman@D620:~$ sudo apt install synaptic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package synaptic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'synaptic' has no installation candidate
What exactly does all this mean ?
More importantly, is there a workaround to let me install Synaptic ???
Thanks for your time !