Strange issue upgrading from Edgy to Feisty -- or is it an issue? (fixed)

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Fri Apr 27 23:38:23 BST 2007


Hey dont thank me, I nearly broke you!  Howard gets the save on this one.  
Glad it all worked out.

Larry

On Friday 27 April 2007 06:26:38 pm Wafa Hakim Orman wrote:
> Howard Coles wrote:
> > Oh, and installing Synaptic would have been very easy even after the
> > sources.list file was modified.  I did this on one machine because I
> > sort of had a hunch it was going to cause me trouble.  (it had in the
> > past).  Basically all that would have done is upgrade any package
> > synaptic depends on.  The only problem you may have experienced would
> > have been the missing font syndrome.  Where all the letters in the
> > words in Synaptic's interface show up as boxes instead of letters.
> > But, you always have the fall back.
>
> So that's what I eventually did -- I installed Synaptic, & you were
> absolutely right. It went through everything -- almost -- with no
> trouble. Of all the weird things, it had an issue installing kamera &
> knetworkmanager. I then keyed in apt-get upgrade at my terminal & it
> fixed those two. I am now in Feisty, working fine, & my crucial
> third-party app (Stata) works just fine too.
>
> I wonder why the Kubuntu folks don't just make Synaptic the default
> package manager? There are enough GTK applications the typical KDE user
> needs that I doubt it would be an issue. Adept seems more user-friendly,
> though. My $0.02.
>
> Thanks once again, Larry & Howard -- appreciate the help.
>
> Regards,
> Wafa.
>
> --
> "So it goes."
> 	--Kurt Vonnegut





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