Newest Hoary Synaptic - Repo Handling
michael.vogt at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 3 09:38:19 UTC 2005
On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 02:59:21AM -0600, Kent Frazier wrote:
> So I just updated to Synaptic 0.56 in Hoary, and I have to say that I
> am not too fond of the new Repostories dialog. I understand what it
> is going for, and I appreciate it's simplicity, but it also removes a
> lot of the functionality that was there before. For instance, I like
> to keep some repositories around such as the Debian-Marillat repo. I
> usually leave these commented out, and then just activate them when I
> need them. Before, I could just check the box next to an entry in the
> dialong and it would activate and deactivate it. Now, I see to have
> to add and remove these repos when I want to use them, which is a huge
Thanks for your feedback. I'll see how a "show disabled source too"
option may fit into the GUI.
> The new layout is nice if these issues are addressed, but
> there is such a thing as too much simplification. Are these upstream
> changes or Ubuntu specific ones?
If you don't like the dialog you can use the configuration option:
or set it via "Settings/Set internal Option":
Variable = Synaptic::dontUseGnomeSoftwareProperties
Value = 1
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