Bug #16615

Decide what to do wrt. Synaptic

Added by CyrilBrulebois 2019-04-02 11:22:02 . Updated 2019-05-23 14:43:52 .

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Additional Software Packages
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The synaptic package manager was recently removed from buster: https://tracker.debian.org/news/1037065/synaptic-removed-from-testing/

This is due to a series of RC bug reports:

All of those are mostly about synaptic’s failure to work under Wayland. This has to be confirmed, but discussions during the BSP at Mozilla’s seemed to indicate we might get synaptic back in testing (in time for buster).

For now, it’s getting pulled from sid so that we can build and test the feature/buster branch; of course it’s possible to adapt ASP to use a different package manager, but that might require more than the few minutes just spent implementing the change to config/chroot_apt/preferences


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #15262: GNOME Software Confirmed 2017-03-18
Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed


#1 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2019-04-02 11:28:47

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress

Applied in changeset commit:tails|719714b5cabeea1865fe94fda2b23c42b5218221.

#2 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-03 06:04:08

#3 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-05 16:32:12

  • Subject changed from Make sure synaptic comes back into buster, or migrate away from it to Decide what to do wrt. Synaptic

#4 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-05 16:32:21

#5 Updated by intrigeri 2019-04-08 13:32:09

  • Category deleted (Build system)
  • Affected tool set to Additional Software Packages

#6 Updated by intrigeri 2019-05-23 14:42:28

  • Assignee set to intrigeri

synaptic is back in testing since a month and there’s no indication it’ll be removed again.

#7 Updated by intrigeri 2019-05-23 14:43:52

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset commit:tails|19278ab97c728ba944d8f9dc2ac3a6fb3173e0ac.