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Re: Cannot re-install synaptic on Buster.





> On Apr 14, 2019, at 11:03 PM, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 01:24:32AM -0400, Kieran Smyth wrote:
>> For reasons unknown to me, synaptic uninstalled itself about three weeks
>> ago. I am using Buster on the desktop, with MATE as my desktop environment.
> 
> Synaptic was removed from testing two weeks ago, see #818366.
> 
>> I like using a GUI frontend to apt, and if anyone can help me get it back
>> on my system i'd really appreciate it.
> 
> You're not supposed to use synaptic in Wayland session anymore. Consider
> using gnome-packagekit instead.

Or try muon.  (apt install muon)

I don’t know if it is fully wayland compatible, or if it’s just not well enough known to show up on the remover’s radar screens.

In any case, I find it’s a good substitute for synaptic.

Rick