synaptic conflicts resolution not remembered when removing packages

Bug #250386 reported by Philip Ashmore on 2008-07-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

lsb_release -d => Ubuntu 8.04.1
KDE 3.5.9

This bug relates to
[Wishlist] Removing software+dependencies in Synaptic is currently more difficult than installing them

but goes one step further.

When installing a package, conflicts may occur, requiring previously installed packages to be removed.
In my case I was trying out splashy (for uswsusp) and it conflicted with kubuntu-artwork-usplash and usplash, requiring their removal.

When I (eventually) found out it didn't offer a solution to me not being able to hibernate I removed it.

It would certainly help users if [synaptic / underlying packaging system] had remembered the conflicting packages and offered to re-install them.

Revision history for this message
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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