Cannot open aptitude-gtk from desktop menu link

Bug #604736 reported by Alex Valavanis on 2010-07-12
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

I have just installed aptitude-gtk 0.6.3-2ubuntu2 - great to see that this has made it into Ubuntu! Unfortunately, it cannot be opened from the GNOME System->Administration menu link. An error dialog appears, stating:

Could not launch 'Aptitude Package Manager'
Failed to execute child process "su-to-root" (No such file or directory)

I can run it fine from the command-line.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: aptitude-gtk 0.6.3-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-7.12-generic 2.6.35-rc4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-7-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jul 12 18:57:59 2010
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: aptitude

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

su-to-root comes from 'menu' which doesn't seem to be used in Ubuntu. Switching to gksu works fine here.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Philip Muškovac (yofel) on 2010-11-07
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

I had exactly the same problem, when I installed aptitude.

My solution was to use Synaptic which worked fine.

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