Synaptic - unable to enter text in proxy authentication field

Bug #1327956 reported by Tiaan Steynberg on 2014-06-09
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Fix Released
synaptic (Debian)
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have upgraded to Mint 17, fresh install. I am trying to setup my proxy

in synaptic package manager under network, I tick manual as I always did, then click the Authentication box, my the box does not want me to write in it.

I did try and Google the error and read some forums, but without any help.

What might be the problem.

Related branches

Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2014-06-09
affects: linuxmint → synaptic (Ubuntu)
summary: - Proxy
+ Synaptic - unable to enter text in proxy authentication field
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in synaptic (Debian):
status: Unknown → New

Good day

May someone please be so kind in telling me if this is an error and if it is, how long does it takes to fix it.
Otherwise I need to look elsewhere for the problem

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-06-17
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Fix Committed

Note to Ubuntu: The versions of Synaptic in Mint and Ubuntu differ. I added Linux Mint to the list of projects being affected so we could tackle it there in case this bug isn't valid in Ubuntu.

Changed in linuxmint:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Nico T (nlko) wrote :

Hi, I've the same trouble on ubuntu 14.04 (almost fresh install).

I managed to fill those fields using right click and then paste.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package synaptic - 0.81.3

synaptic (0.81.3) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Alex Henrie ]
  * lp:~alexhenrie24/synaptic/synaptic:
     - fix expand in the properties window

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * lp:~kelemeng/synaptic/bug1327956:
    - fix proxy auth config (LP: #1327956)

  [ lp:~rohangarg/synaptic/bug1375786 ]
  - use the synaptic-pkexec in kde as well (LP: #1375786)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:35:21 +0100

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2015-04-27
tags: added: trusty utopic
Mélodie (meets) wrote :

hi, I can observe the same behavior in Ubuntu Trusty, and I have been able to see the same just today in Debian 8.1.
Perhaps this should be reported upstream?

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