Synaptic doesn't play nice with apt-listchanges

Bug #1017 reported by Steve Laniel on 2005-06-14
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)
Medium
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

If apt-listchanges is installed and configured to prompt you for changes, and you upgrade some packages, synaptic will wait forever for you to tell apt-listchanges that it can upgrade

If apt-listchanges is installed and configured to prompt you for changes, and you upgrade some packages, synaptic will wait forever for you to tell apt-listchanges that it can upgrade. You need to open the terminal window to see that apt-listchanges is waiting for a prompt.

Synaptic should behave sensibly when apt-listchanges is installed. Whether this means that debconf should ask to reconfigure apt-listchanges, or that synaptic should prompt the user with an apt-listchanges question, I'm not sure.

Changed in synaptic:
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I think I posted a comment about this yesterday already but may malone eat it? Or I have a fals e memory syndrome :)

I added a "gtk" frontend to apt-listchanges that synaptic tries to enforce when it runs in the graphical installation mode. I also added a timeout in synaptic that will open the termianl window if no action takes place on the terminal window for 60s (assuming something prompts there).

Hope that helps,
 Michael

Changed in synaptic:
status: New → PendingUpload
Changed in synaptic:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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