synaptics package maneger

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Fri Jan 2 12:15:12 UTC 2015

On Friday 02 January 2015 06:37:35 Nils Kassube did opine
And Gene did reply:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 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.
> I remember that I had similar 60 sec boot pauses some time ago. I found
> that I had a stale entry in /etc/network/interfaces for eth2, but at
> that time the network card for eth2 had been removed. So I would
> suggest that you carefully check the interfaces file for mistakes.
> Nils

Attached, 230 bytes.  Interfaces.d is empty.  That is the exact same file 
this machine uses, a copy of it in fact but set immutable as is 
/etc/resolv.conf, a link to run/something, link removed, and a real 
resolv.conf made immutable put in its place.  I can't take out 
networkmangler as its deps would kill the system. but I can damned sure 
block its idiotic actions, but the pauses that seems to cause during the 
bootup are intolerable.  If that  thing had 4 arms & hands, it still 
couldn't find its ass with any or all of them.  This entire network here 
at the Heskett ranchette is hosts file based, no dhcp allowed or used 

I have taken a couple screenshots to show what I am saying about synaptic, 
and while I was at it, tried a ctl+g, and a ctl+G, no response to either.
The second shot also shows the forced reinstall of synaptic, and what you 
see in the first shot is the re-installed version.

The screenshots are in Genes-os9-stf/Mint17-pix on my web page in the sig.
When synaptic was run from that terminal, the 2nd shot shows a widgit 
error of some sort.

Unforch, my crystal ball that would tell me what that really means was 
used for a bowling ball for years and is all scratched up.
I am downloading the Mate version now, to see if it will work.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
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auto eth0:1
iface eth0:1 inet static

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