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Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster

On Saturday, April 06, 2019 04:56:22 AM David wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Apr 2019 at 19:08, Curt <curty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Newbie asks "how do I do X in Gnome" ... and no-one there knows the answer
> :) This might be less of an issue in other distros than it is in Debian.
> > Thing is, beyond its innate and fundamental heresy (a gui app running as
> > root!), synaptic is the only GUI package manager available in Debian
> > AFAIK (I'm uncertain whether kpackage is defunct or not).
> If I understand correctly, Reco mentioned another one earlier in the thread

I use apper in Wheezy (iirc, it came pre-installed and set up to run on boot).  
The nice feature (for me) is that it tells me when upgrades are available, and 
works well for simple upgrades.  (When I have something more complicated to do 
(or maybe just by habit), I use apt-get.)

Apper was pre-installed on Jessie and set up to run on boot, but is not set up 
properly -- it does not have root permission to actually install anything -- 
it notifies me when upgrades are available and then I use apt-get to install 

Now that I know about kdesudo, I might try to run apper under kdesudo and see 
if that solves the problem.

If synaptic, as somebody else has mentioned, helps with more complicated 
upgrades (where maybe lots of packages have to be removed and then (I hope) 
reinstalled, I might give synaptic a try.