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synaptic on 17.10

On 24/01/18 17:36, Colin Law wrote:
> On 24 January 2018 at 17:23, Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at hbsys.plus.com
> <mailto:phb at hbsys.plus.com>> wrote:
>     I've just upgraded a friend's machine to Ubuntu 17:10 and joined a long
>     list of people who've discovered that synaptic wont start.
>     Has anyone information as to if/when this disastrous failure of testing
>     has/will be fixed?
> If you select the X session on the login screen then it should be ok.

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

Peter HB

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