Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
- Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2019 17:01:33 -0400
- From: Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster
On 4/5/19, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 04:01:50PM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 12:56:49PM -0000, Curt wrote:
>> > My understanding is the problem lies in the Gnome/Wayland combo (which
>> > is the default combo starting with Buster).
>> The problem there, IMHO, is Wayland being the default desktop choice.
> ... on amd64/i386 only. Whenever Wayland is the problem or the solution,
> punishing all other supported architectures seems extreme.
That's what I don't understand. Why remove the package if it's only a
problem with some desktops?
Unsupported Desktop environments:
MATE: planned, source (2014)
Can't [whatever installs the software] notice that Gnome is
installed/selected & not install synaptic? Or patch synaptic to
realize it's running under Gnome & spit out an error message and quit?
Everybody pays the price because it doesn't work with Gnome seems a bit much.