Originally Posted by yoshimitsuspeed
Here's an example of why I like synaptic................................ If I look up mesa it shows it but if I am looking for the 32 bit I don't see it. If I open up synaptic it shows them as separate files.
Having exactly the same problem as you, and for exactly the same reason!
On Fedora 16, I've been trying to troubleshoot Google Earth 64-bit, which in reality uses 32-bit libraries - had all manner of problems, and I *have* now got it working - but Synaptic is really really useful as a package manager in such situations.
I've been using Synaptic in every Fedora install I've done since Fedora 9, and never had a single problem, so I'm a bit stumped as to why its not working properly now.
PS @Bob - Yes, thats a good tip using Yumex, and its always one of the first packages I install, but it still doesn't always give me what I need