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synaptic on 17.10

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:44:24AM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> If Synaptic does not work due to a new permissions model, what is the
> change involved in the new permissions model,

Essentially, Synaptic needs to run its GUI as the user running the
desktop, and arrange to escalate privileges to root just for the backend
jobs that manipulate the package system.

> and, is it something to which users need to adapt?

Shouldn't be, except possibly by not running synaptic under sudo if
that's what they're currently doing.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]