synaptic on 17.10
On 24 January 2018 at 19:24, Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at hbsys.plus.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Colin. Unfortunately the machine has left the building: my
> friend has gone home and distance coaching isn't very practical. I've
> left her with a text file on the desktop to guide her through 'sudo apt
> update and upgrade'. That'll probably have to suffice until the flaw is
You shouldn't be using Synaptic for updates. That is what the Update
Manager is for.
It's not even installed by default any more, and hasn't been for
years, *because* it's not a good tool for this.
For browsing apps, use the Software Centre. That's what it's for.
This is not a flaw. Wayland does not permit X.11 apps to run as root.
This is intentional. It closes a large security hole. Yes, it is a
little inconvenient, but it is meant to do that.
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