Please lower the recommend for apt-xapian-index to suggest

Bug #798437 reported by Julien Lavergne
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

apt-xapian-index is a recommend of synaptic, and it's installed by default. But, on some systems, apt-xapian-index uses too many ressources and make system very slow (see bug 594820 and bug 769215 for example).

Considering that synaptic is a good alternative to software-center, especially on system which can't run it smoothly, adding apt-xapian-index make synaptic less interesting. Also, apt-xapian-index only adds the quick search feature, which is partly covered by the classical search.

Finally, it's a problem for Lubuntu, which especially target low hardwares, and which use synaptic as a packages manager because Software-center is too heavy for some of Lubuntu's targets.

Related branches

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
papukaija (papukaija)
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package synaptic - 0.75.2ubuntu7

synaptic (0.75.2ubuntu7) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Julien Lavergne ]
  * debian/control:
    - Demote apt-xapian-index from Recommends to Suggests to not pull it by
      default on Lubuntu. (LP: #798437).

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * debian/control:
    - Drop Vcs-Bzr line, this is no longer maintained by core devs but by
 -- Michael Terry <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:13:46 -0400

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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