Synaptic: option "Add downloaded packages" does not work.

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at
Thu Feb 7 08:42:17 UTC 2008

Am Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2008 23:41:44 schrieb Bas Roufs:
> Hello everybody
> After generating a script containing a list of 'downloaded packages' at
> the desktop PC, I try to install the same software packages on another
> PC with Kubuntu 7.10 via SYNAPTIC --> FILE >>> option "Add downloaded
> packages". After choosing this option, I do get to see the directory
> where I have copied the script file with the downloaded packages list
> from the other PC. However, I simply do not manage to open this list via
> that option. The file I need (and also other files) have been made
> nearly invisible in order to indicate that I can't access it - in spite
> of the fact that I run Synaptic only in the administrative mode. A
> friend who also works with Synaptic in Kubuntu 7.10, does not have this
> problem - however, he neither I have been able so far to discover which
> difference from the point of view of software settings does cause this
> problem in my case. Do you have any clue? I would highly appreciate your
> feedback.
> Respectfully Yours,
> Bas.

Hi Bas,

I looked at my Synaptic with the same option  "Add downloaded packages" and I 
get the same 'error'. Now it came to me that this option is intended only for 
installing .deb-files that way.
For me it works if I use the uppermost option ''Vorgemerkte Änderungen 
einlesen'' (German), the option with the directory symbol.
Hope that this works.

   The Sage is occupied with the unspoken, and acts without effort.
   Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing,
   creating without regard to result, claiming nothing,
   the Sage has nothing to lose.             [Tao Te Ching, by Priya Hemenway]
OS: Kubuntu 7.10 (Linux)

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