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