Comment 11 for bug 1685376

Well the quick search never worked great, xapian was dropped from Ubuntu
image some time back & synaptic itself is currently ill maintained. So
likely nothing will happen to change this.

On Sep 29, 2017 10:11 AM, "dino99" <email address hidden> wrote:

> @mc3man
>
> apt-xapian-index is required to get the "Quick Filter" working, which is
> a great feature.
>
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> Title:
> Synaptic rebuilds search index very often and inefficient
>
> Status in synaptic package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Launch Synaptic.
> 2. Click Reload.
> 3. Close Synaptic.
> 4. After some time open Synaptic again (without 'apt-get update',
> 'aptitude update').
> 5. Get 'Rebuilding search index' message with background process
> /usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index and high CPU load and high temperature
> as the result.
>
> Expected results:
> Synaptic runs update-apt-xapian-index only when it's really needed.
>
> Actual results:
> Synaptic rebuilds search index very often and inefficient.
>
> Note:
> see https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2277471 as proof-link.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
> Package: synaptic 0.83
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-72.93-generic 4.4.49
> Uname: Linux 4.4.0-72-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: Unity
> Date: Sat Apr 22 00:48:46 2017
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-07 (1169 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64
> (20140204)
> SourcePackage: synaptic
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2017-04-15 (5 days ago)
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