[ubuntu-uk] Packages for Java and Postgresql

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed May 15 19:56:39 UTC 2013

On 15 May 2013 20:36, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, well, it's possible I'm under some sort of spell. But I tried switching
> off the privacy control, in case by some peculiar chain of logic that was
> relevant, but it still wasn't there. There's 'Legal Notice' at the bottom
> right, but nothing at the bottom left. In any case, to return to the
> original query, it remains a fact that if Synaptic was available in any of
> the categories of the Software Center, including 'Technical Items' if such a
> thing exists, then a general search from the search box would find it, and
> it doesn't. That is why people have to use the terminal to obtain Synaptic.


Because if there is one thing that irritates me more than a bolshie
user who can't see what is in front of them, it's a user who can't see
what is in front of them and tells me I am wrong.

So I just fired up my VM with Raring installed - full clean install,
Unity, no extras - and tried it.

The first hit in Ubuntu Software Centre when I search for "Synaptic" is:

Synaptic Package Manager ***** (266)
Install, remove and upgrade software packages

And at the bottom of the screen, it says:

Show 8 technical items

In other words, it does EXACTLY what I have described and when you
keep telling people "you can't install Synaptic from the Ubuntu
Software Centre" you are wrong.

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