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synaptic on 17.10


On 25/01/2018, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at fsfe.org> wrote:
> 2018-01-25 6:58 GMT+01:00 Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com>:
>> On 25/01/2018, Peter Hillier-Brook <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?
>>>
>>
>> Does this mean that 18.04 will automatically be permanently broken
>> from the releas
>
> It's not really 18.04 that is broken, but rather Synaptic which is...
> and not yet fixed to use the new permissions model of 17.10 and
> onwards.
>
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> Gilles Gravier - ggravier at fsfe.org
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If Synaptic does not work due to a new permissions model, what is the
change involved in the new permissions model, and, is it something to
which users need to adapt?


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Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia

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