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Re: buster 10.1 Q

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 11:17:55PM +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 at 12:53:40 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > What is the replacement for a graphical package manager since synaptic is 
> > deprecated? peferably something that can be run over an ssh -Y 
> > user@machine login.
> Synaptic is not deprecated in buster.

It's more complicated than that.  It was actually removed from buster
during the testing phase, and then reintroduced after being modified
to give an error message when started under Wayland, instead of simply
failing to do anything at all.

It came really, super close to not being in buster at all.

There was a huge discussion of it here, 6 months ago, when it was
removed.  Here's the starting point:


  People accustomed to using synaptic might want to begin considering
  alternative tools, because synaptic has been removed from buster.

  More info:

Also, from

synaptic (0.84.6) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ sajolida ]
  * Give visual feedback while starting

  [ Shengjing Zhu ]
  * configure.in: Miss bumping version str to 0.84.5
  * synaptic-pkexec: Do not use pkexec under Wayland; warn users instead
  * gsynaptic: Show possible reason when failed to init gtk

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * configure.in: Bump version to 0.84.6

 -- Michael Vogt <mvo@debian.org>  Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:39:32 +0200

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