Behavior change in Synaptic

sktsee sktseer at
Fri Jan 6 00:54:16 UTC 2017

On Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:29:49 -0600, jim wrote:

> In 14.04 I could click Status-->Installed then do a search for say {uno}
> and it would return a list showing just the 4 uno packages I had
> installed.
> In 16.04 if I do the same thing I will get a list of what looks like all
> uno related packages available. If I scroll through them I see the same
> 4 packages installed.
> Is there maybe something I set in 14.04 that needs to be set in 16.04
> that I forgot about. I compared the settings I have between the 2
> versions and I don't see any differences.
> I am moving from a clean install of 14.04 to a clean install of 16.04
> and it sure would be easier to compare what I had installed in 14.04 to
> what is in 16.04 if I could just focus on installed packages in 16.04
> instead having to scroll through all packages matching a search
> criteria.

Are you referring to the "Quick Filter" box or the "Search for 
Packages" (button with magnifying glass) search? If its the former you 
need to make sure that you've installed the apt-xapian-index package in 
order to get the "Quick Filter" box to show up in Synaptic.


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