Synaptic question

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Thu Dec 18 16:37:28 UTC 2008

Quick question - is there a difference between the apt database and the 
one used by Synaptic? I updated a fresh install, did the downloads, 
changed the software sources to match what my other workstation had, but 
when I did a "quick search" for openssh-server on the new one it didn't 
appear. My other workstation did have it appear.

 From the terminal, I could do sudo apt-get install openssh-server and 
it installed just fine.

I don't see an option to rebuild any indexes or databases. Does it just 
update over time or...?

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