synaptics package maneger

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Jan 2 10:59:11 UTC 2015


On Friday 02 January 2015 02:47:28 NoOp did opine
And Gene did reply:
> On 01/01/2015 09:34 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Thursday 01 January 2015 19:39:40 C de-Avillez did opine
> > 
> > And Gene did reply:
> >> On Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:07:08 -0500
> >> 
> >> Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> >> > Greetings;
> >> > 
> >> > On 10.04.4 LTS, synaptics is the cats meow, doing what it should
> >> > be able to do.
> >> > 
> >> > But on the new mint-17.1 LTS Cinnamon, its best described as
> >> > broken as two of its most useful features seem to have
> >> > disappeared, which are:
> >> > 
> >> > 1, the ability to refresh, is there, but the ability to mark all
> >> > upgrades is gone.
> >> 
> >> Huh? Here I can do it... on any of 12.04, 14.10, or 15.04. No 10.04
> >> anymore, sorry.
> > 
> > There is simply no button in the gui, nor an option in the menu
> > pulldowns for a "mark all updates".  And while you can get a list of
> > stuff that can be updated, when you click on that file, the only
> > option is to remove it, or remove it completely, and 31 of the 32
> > packages so named also remove cinnamon.  The one thing I didn't try
> > was a sudo apt-get reinstall synaptic.
> 
> Sorry, but there *is* see:
> 
> <http://s1.postimg.org/dq4u8ae9b/Screenshot_from_2015_01_01_23_39_25.pn
> g>
> 
Thats pretty, but I don't have the mark all upgrades button you have 
circled in red.

FWIW, I just ran md5sum against the burned media and got exactly the 
md5sum posted on the Mint 17.1 download page for the amd64 cinnamon 
version. 0307ffcd5046c176599904193899426e

> $ apt-cache policy synaptic
> synaptic:
>   Installed: 0.81.1ubuntu1
>   Candidate: 0.81.1ubuntu1
>   Version table:
>  *** 0.81.1ubuntu1 0
>         500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/
> trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>      0.81.1 0
>         500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64
> Packages
> ...
That also  pretty but meaningless on this lucid machine.

Looking at the casper/filesystem-manifest on the cd, it claims synaptic is 
version 0.81.2-4.

The squashfs filesystem on the cd I apparently cannot decode. So I have no 
access to the software installed by the media when on this 10.04.4 LTS 
system.

And if someone cannot tell me what to nuke to get rid of the seemingly 
interminal pauses during the boot, waiting on the network, when the 
network files are all configured and made immutable so networkmangler 
cannot screw it up, and which Just Works(TM) once it times out and 
proceeds for the 2nd or 3rd time, wasting 60 seconds each time.  Something 
driving dhcp I suppose.  Whatever, its a right pita.

What "sudo apt-get" line would brute force a reinstall of synaptic and all 
its accessories from the repo?

Thanks.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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