[ubuntu-uk] Packages for Java and Postgresql

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu May 16 07:45:27 UTC 2013

On 15 May 2013 21:08, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Post a screenshot please, then everything should be resolved.


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