upgrading from hoary and remaining config

Bug #13548 reported by Étienne BERSAC on 2005-03-05
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description


I try an upgrade from warty to hoary on a i386 box. Even if the synaptic package
is up to date, the interface is the same until i remove de /root/.synaptic .

I don't know why, is this a problem of synaptic which behaviour and UI depend
extremly from config files ?

It would be better that, once synaptic is upgraded and restarted, the new UI is


Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

What interface do you mean exactly? The "Install progress" window interface? Or
the repository interface?


Étienne BERSAC (bersace) wrote :



Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The repostiory editor should be used by default when you have "update-manager"
installed. This is a dependency of ubuntu-desktop. For the terminal window. I
don't want to change the preferences because the user may have choosen them
deliberately. All new users get the progress bar window by default.

Étienne BERSAC (bersace) wrote :

this is just strange that the preferences change the look of the windows, not
the behaviour. (i.e. show/hide terminal and not new/old version).

sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

does this occur in upgrades from breezy to dapper?

Changed in synaptic:
status: Confirmed → Needs Info


> does this occur in upgrades from breezy to dapper?

i upgraded with the new update-manager and i do not see any old ui
remaining. I inspect synaptic and source.list editor. But i don't
know what exactly is changed. (this wasn't the case with the new
install dialog).


sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

this seems to be an old issue that has been fixed in new releases of ubuntu.

its not a major bug so it will not be fixed for older releases.

if it reoccurs in dapper, please feel free to reopen the report.

Changed in synaptic:
status: Needs Info → Fix Released
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