UGGG!!!! that was a bit of a disaster.
Took a spare machine from the junk room to test on.
Drake-Install gives no feedback during install.
The temptation is to hit the reset because one thinks the machine has locked up.
apt-sources-update.sh -w -s http://distro.ibiblio.org/pclinuxos/synaptic/sources.list
Kept telling me I did not have an active internet connection running on the machine.
Yet I could browse the internet on the browser.
Had to get another machine on the network to stream some random music to make sure the internet was running without dropping any data at the start of accessing the internet and then "apt-sources-update.sh" worked with no problems. (I probably have a crappy internet provider/connection)
Started updating with Synaptic. 305 updates ..... WOW, impressive.
Part way through the updates about 90% Synaptic did stop working.
Had to reset the machine and then Synaptic kept complaining about 6 broken links and multiple duplicate packages on the machines.
Tried to work around it and now have lost my desktop.
Obviously I still dont know enough to properly help myself .... but no prolems, time for a bit of reading.
Maybe another attempt tomorrow night on another machine as this one may be flaky (it is a possibility).
I can see this is going to be fun.
Thanks for all your help so far.