Peter Hillier-Brook phb at
Sun May 12 21:25:21 UTC 2013

On 12/05/13 20:17, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook
>> <phb at> wrote:
>>> On 08/05/13 20:46, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>>> No one in Kubuntu had anything to do with synaptic. No conspiracy
>> here.
>>>> Scott K
>>> Scott,
>>> I've compared synaptic on one installation - the upgraded version -
>> against
>>> the freshly installed one and the binaries are identical. I could
>> really use
>>> some help in locating the cause of the different user interface that
>> makes
>>> the fresh install fairly useless for me.
>> Did you check the dependencies of these two packages? Might be the
>> other one was packaged with something missing that caused the
>> difference.
> That or configuration file differences in the user's config.
> Since synaptic isn't part of Kubuntu, you might have more luck on an Ubuntu list.

I also have an Ubuntu disk running 13.04 on the same machine: Synaptic 
is just fine, so the problem is somehow related to my fresh Kubuntu 
installation, although I hear and believe what you say about Kubuntu not 
packaging Synaptic.

I'd like to better understand why Myriam thinks it might be a packaging 
problem? The user interface is completely different and I can't believe 
that it isn't the result of a design decision somewhere. Would your 
patience extend to looking at a screenshot of the "new" interface in 
case it triggers a memory?

Peter HB

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