apt-xapian-index needs setting as 'Recommends' to enable 'Quick filter' search

Bug #1569156 reported by Khurshid Alam
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One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Matheus Alves Bueno
synaptic (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

After recent upgrade (0.83) I noticed that quick search box is missing Synaptic toolbar on Xenial. For comparison see this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/xYtBgyZ.png

As per several comments below installing 'apt-xapian-index' enables the Quick filter search box.

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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

this 'search box' is displayed IF apt-xapian-index is installed

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Note to dev/maintainer: set 'apt-xapian-index' as 'recommend', not 'suggest' as it is now

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for synaptic (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Alecz20 (alexguzu) wrote :

I do not see a good reason to remove the Quick Search function in Synaptic. I think it is essential.
As of version 0.83, the Quick Search 'apt-xapian-index' is set to 'suggest' instead of 'recommend' as it used to.

Please change it back. Everybody likes the quick search function.

I know it is easy to fix by manually installing 'apt-xapian-index', but the first impression is half-baked software.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
dino99 (9d9)
tags: added: yakkety
summary: Synaptic (0.83) is missing quick filter search box on the toolbar
- (Xenial)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Matheus Alves Bueno (destne)
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John Wiersba (jrw32982) wrote : Re: Synaptic (0.83) is missing quick filter search box on the toolbar

Quick Search is still missing in ubuntu 18.04.

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Paul White  (paulw2u) wrote :

Using version 0.90.2 in impish I see that there has been no change in recent releases.

The title of this bug needs amending as the "Quick filter" box isn't missing. It hasn't been enabled in a default installation of synaptic by also installing 'apt-xapian-index' as per comments #2 and #4.

The dependencies of the synaptic package need changing. No changes are needed to the synaptic application itself.

summary: - Synaptic (0.83) is missing quick filter search box on the toolbar
+ apt-xapian-index needs setting as 'Recommends' to enable 'Quick filter'
+ search
tags: added: bionic focal impish
removed: xenial yakkety
Paul White  (paulw2u)
description: updated
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