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synaptic on 17.10

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 04:56:29PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.

Oh, and if it helps, here's the upstream bug report with more detailed
commentary about what needs to be done:


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]