[ubuntu-uk] Packages for Java and Postgresql

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Wed May 15 20:08:03 UTC 2013

On 15/05/13 20:56, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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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You have a regrettable tendency to personalise everything. It would be 
simpler, and less offensive, to accept that for some reason we're 
looking at different versions of the Software Center, or different 
'pages' in it, so to speak.

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