Synaptic Package Manager fails
Gergely 'Dinchamion' Fazekas
ubuntu at dinchamion.info
Mon Apr 1 06:34:50 UTC 2013
Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>On 03/31/2013 02:21 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 31 March 2013 20:17, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>>> Where do I start looking to determine why Synaptic will not start?
>>> I click on Menu->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager and
>>> It is installed --
>>> which synaptic
>> What happens if, in a terminal, you do
>> gksu synaptic
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>It works if I enter gksu synaptic from a terminal. First it asks for
>and then brings up the main panel.
>So, trying to run from the menu is the part that is broken. How to fix
It might be as simple as a messed up shortcut/menu entry. I'm not familiar how you can inspect or edit them in Unity though - try google it and check if everything is in order (maybe post the results here). I'd check if changing the command on the shortcut to 'gksu synaptic' triggers the authentication properly.
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