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Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster




On Thursday 04 April 2019 13:45:52 Reco wrote:

> 	Hi.
>
> 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.
>
> Reco

The solution seems simple enough, fix wayland.  This is after all a 
multiuser and multitasking OS, why go out of the way, way out of the way 
to make it work like win-3.0?

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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