Software installation on modern Ubuntu
nrbrtx at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 15:42:18 UTC 2017
Thank you for reply, Matthew!
I discovered another great tool - Muon Package Manager. It really rocks.
I'll try to use it as Synaptic replacement.
But please take care about aforementioned bugs. I list them again:
bug 1612948: axi-cache conversion to python3 broke the script (12 users
bug 1685376: Synaptic rebuilds search index very often and inefficient (8
users affected) <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1685376>
bug 1522675: Warning messages about unsandboxed downloads (368 users
bug 1533554: Duplicate package entries shown when listing by package origin
(48 users affected) <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1533554>
With best regards,
On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>
> Nrbrtx wrote on 24/08/17 01:33:
> > As far I can understand here were two methods of software
> > installation:
> > 1. apt (apt-get), dpkg, aptitude - for advanced users
> > 2. synaptic and Ubuntu software-center - for newbies.
> Synaptic is fine for what it is, but it is not even close to being “for
> newbies”. It doesn’t show the real name of any app (unless the name
> happens to be mentioned in the description), it doesn’t show reviews or
> recommendations, it doesn’t show screenshots until you click a “Get
> Screenshot” button each time, and it prominently displays propellerhead
> jargon like “multiverse”, “Mark All Upgrades”, and “Get Changelog”.
> > Nowadays gnome-software and mate-welcome were added to the newbies'
> > list. But they have very small lists of software.
> > Ubuntu software-center was great, but its development was dropped.
> > What we have as result?
> > There is only one mature and functional software manager. It is named
> > *Synaptic*. But ... it works very strange. I talk about Ubuntu 16.04.3
> > LTS (!) here. I do not know why you migrated apt-xapian-index to
> > Python3. This migration is incomplete and buggy (see bug 1612948
> apt-xapian-index was ported to Python 3 because it was one of the tasks
> necessary for porting Unity to Python 3.
> It was also one of the tasks necessary for porting Ubuntu Software
> Center to Python 3. Unfortunately other parts of that project were not
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