phasing out of Synaptic?

Marko Oreskovic markoresko at
Tue Nov 4 11:04:54 UTC 2014

On 11/ 4/14 11:52 AM, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> Dear all,
> I've noticed that Ubuntu was no longer installing Synaptic by default,
> and instead was shipping the shiny Software Center. Is this true of
> Xubuntu, too? Does it also phase out Synaptic in latest releases?
Phasing out Synaptic, would be complete insanity,
since Canonical Software center IS insane by default.

First thing I do is installing synaptic to actually do package 
management and installing.

Software center does not allow even displaying software licenses before 
and that goes against free software rules, that every user must see 
License of software he is installing, before installation and Software 
center is deliberately disabling that information to the user...
Actually I think this is more for user mailing list question, but for 
developer one, but yet, had to answer.

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