Utilities apparently missing from Ubuntu15.10

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 16:48:44 UTC 2015


On 31/10/2015, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 October 2015 at 12:12, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 31/10/2015, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 31 October 2015 at 09:38, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Synaptic did not install using apt-get, due to unmet dependencies
>>>
>>> That is a surprising bug which should be reported.  I don't suppose
>>> you kept a record of the output.  Unfortunately to late to easily
>>> repeat the exercise as you have now installed it anyway.
>>>
>>> Colin
>>>
>>
>> Since it is said to be a bug that should be reported....
>>
>> Would some log file exist, that would have retained the output, that
>> would allow me to retrieve the output, to forward on to the relevant
>> people?
>
> Probably, not sure exactly what though.  Can you tell us exactly the
> command you entered (in the terminal if you press up arrow it shows
> you previous commands so you may be able to get  back to it like
> that).  Preferably copy/paste it from the terminal.  If you run it
> again, what does it say?
>
> Colin
>

I had used "sudo apt-get install synaptic" , as suggested, but I doubt
that I would now be able to reproduce the error output, given that the
package is now successfully installed, using the Software Centre, as
previously mentioned, and, I assume that the success of the
installation of Synaptic, in using the Software Centre, will have
eliminated the unmet dependencies problem.

So, apart from possibly being able to retrieve the information from a
log file, I believe that I would otherwise need to reformat the root
partition, and perform a new, clean, installation of the operating
system, to try to reproduce the unmet dependencies error output.

Given the time and effort involved, regarding trying to reproduce the
problem, rather than retrieving the information from a log file, if
that is possible, I believe that the applicable principle is "le jeu
n'en pas le chandelle", if my memory is correct. I am not a speaker of
the french language, and, it as a few decades since I have seen that
term, so I may not have correctly reproduced that term.


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Bret Busby
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West Australia
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