Synaptic integration

Peter Hillier-Brook phb at
Sun Dec 22 13:26:10 UTC 2013

On 21/12/13 21:41, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-12-21 at 17:38 +0000, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>> Help, please. I installed Synaptic from the standard repository and
>> I've  noticed many missing features
> Install all suggested and recommended packages too. In Synaptic right
> click on the Synaptic package to get a menu with the suggested and
> recommended packages.

That did the trick, thanks. I'll now spend some time working out which 
packages were relevant (I installed everything) and tidying things up. 
It's a pity that the scroll bar remains faulty, so that issue is 
probably Ubuntu related, rather than anything else.

> When using Ubuntu and Debian I prefer Synaptic over apt most of the
> times.

So do I, hence my query. I use Synaptic for system maintenance and apt 
mostly for single package installations.

> But for Kubuntu Saucy and FWIW for Debian stable too, Synaptic isn't
> stable anymore :(. I doesn't crash, but sometimes there's the need to
> close and open it again, to get rid of false positive inconsistency
> errors. Btw. I wonder if Synaptic does interpret pinning correctly.

I haven't noticed that, but I'll keep my eyes open.

Peter HB

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