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Bug#776222: general: Software management should be only one tool in the GUI

Package: general
Severity: normal
Tags: lfs

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I installed a fresh Debian with GNOME.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I want to install new packages and update the existing ones.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

I went to the Applications > System Tools menu. There I found three tools that
have to do with software installation:

* GDebi
* Software Updates
* Add/Remove Software

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I expected to find a single tool for managing the installed software. I think
GDebi would fit nicely into the menu of Add/Remove Software, as System >
Install individual package.

I also expected that updating packages is so related to configuring the package
source lists that I they would be in the same application, but they aren't. The
configuration is in the Add/Remove packages, and the Update Software is
basically non-interactive, so that I can't configure anything there.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.8
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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