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Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster

On 4/5/19, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 	Hi.
> 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:
    Cinnamon: discussed
    MATE: planned, source (2014)
    XFCE: planned

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.