Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 06:36:32PM +0100, Joe wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 16:02:13 +0300
> Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 09:20:51AM -0300, Francisco M Neto wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2019-04-04 at 12:33 +0100, Brad Rogers wrote:
> > > > If it is not, there is nothing preventing it's return to
> > > > repositories
> > > > > some time after. It happened with other useful and popular
> > > > > packages before.
> > > >
> > > > Indeed. Reading the bug report demonstrates that ppl are keen
> > > > for it to be re-instated. However, not working properly in Gnome
> > > > is considered (understandably, IMO) a show-stopper.
> > >
> > > What is the problem between Synaptic and Gnome? I've been
> > > using both without a single hiccup for years...
> > The official reason is "'sudo synaptic' does not work with Wayland
> > session, therefore GNOME users will be confused". Also, comment 50
> > from #818366.
> I recall having trouble, twice, with a new Synaptic and its pkexec
> invocation. I was probably supposed to do something obscure with
> policykit, but instead I switched the menu entry to gksudo.
... and in Wayland session it's either policykit or nothing. Thing's
designed to be single-user only.
As #818366 shows, synaptic's usage of policykit is 'improper', and
that's not even counting certain X11 calls (which do not work in Wayland
for obvious reasons).
In short, Wayland is upon us.