Synaptic doesn't say what's Broken about a package
synaptic 0.57.8, Ubuntu Edgy
synaptic 0.80.2, Ubuntu 13.10
1. At a terminal, "sudo apt-get install 4g8 && sudo dpkg -r --force-depends libnet1"
2. Launch Synaptic.
3. Click "Close".
4. Click "Status", then "Broken dependencies".
5. Select "4g8", then "Properties", then "Dependencies".
2. An alert appears: "You have 1 broken package on your system! Use the 'Broken' filter to locate it." https:/
5. Nowhere does Synaptic say what is broken about the package -- neither in the Properties window, nor anywhere else. https:/
What should happen:
2. Either the alert offers to take you directly to the "Broken dependencies" screen ("This system has 1 broken package. Would you like to review it now? ( Cancel ) ( Broken Packages… )"), or the alert does not exist and the main window instead invites you to go there in one click (perhaps using an InfoBar).
5. The "Properties" window for the broken package, at least, specifies exactly what is broken (for example, "Dependency libnet1 is not installed").
|Changed in synaptic:|
|status:||New → Invalid|
|Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Invalid → New|