mintUpdater Dialog Reports Broken Package. Needs To Inform Users About Synaptic Package Manager To Fix It

Bug #665951 reported by Tyler Rusk on 2010-10-24
This bug affects 1 person
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Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

1) The version and edition of Linux Mint you are using (if you are not sure, open a terminal and run "mintwelcome").
Linux Mint 10

2) What you did for the problem to happen, and how to reproduce it.
I had a broken package, found by the update manager.

3) What happened.
It gave me a report saying something like "You have 1 broken package. Fix by looking though broken filter" (or whatever it says.

4) What you expected to happen instead.
I expected it to tell me that the broken filter was in Synaptic Package Manager, not in mintUpdate or the Software Manager.

5) If the problem happened once, sometimes, or always.
Always, any time there is a broken package.

Basically, Linux Mint needs to have a filter in mintUpdate and the Software Manager for broken packages, or direct users to Synaptic Package Manager.

Good point. Broken packages could be detected by the Update Manager itself instead of having synaptic failing. This will be added to the Mint 11 roadmap.

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low
Roger Wesson (nebulousresearch) wrote :

This bug is still present in 17.3.

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