ubuntustudio-desktop is missing synaptic in 16.04

Bug #1561776 reported by Len Ovens on 2016-03-24
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ubuntustudio-meta (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Synaptic is the only sw installer that:
 - Warns people what extra packages are being installed
 - warns people before removing sw
 - allows people to see all depends (both directions)
 - allows people to find out which files where installed and where
 - passes package queries through to the user instead of assuming "No"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ubuntustudio-desktop 0.152
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-15.31-lowlatency 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-15-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Mar 24 16:18:54 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-24 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160323)
SourcePackage: ubuntustudio-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Len Ovens (len-ovenwerks) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1561776

tags: added: iso-testing
Ross Gammon (rosco2) wrote :

I know that Ubuntu's plan is to move to Gnome Software instead of Ubuntu Software Centre, and I quite like the look of Gnome Software myself. It looks like a great way to search for, and install/run software. I generally install & investigate stuff on the command line with apt & dpkg anyway when it is a bit complicated.

At the moment, both of these appear in the menu which is a bit confusing. But I assume USC will eventually disappear.

I am okay with having both Synaptic and Gnome Software available without frustrated Synaptic fans having to install it the first time they fire up their fresh install. But then we will have two package managers in the menu. At least the names are not confusingly similar. Is there a consensus on this?

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016, at 06:21 AM, Ross Gammon wrote:
> I know that Ubuntu's plan is to move to Gnome Software instead of Ubuntu
> Software Centre, and I quite like the look of Gnome Software myself. It
> looks like a great way to search for, and install/run software. I
> generally install & investigate stuff on the command line with apt &
> dpkg anyway when it is a bit complicated.
>
> At the moment, both of these appear in the menu which is a bit
> confusing. But I assume USC will eventually disappear.
>
> I am okay with having both Synaptic and Gnome Software available without
> frustrated Synaptic fans having to install it the first time they fire
> up their fresh install. But then we will have two package managers in
> the menu. At least the names are not confusingly similar. Is there a
> consensus on this?

The plan has been for a long while to sync with Xubuntu, which we have
done now, so adding synaptic at this point is out of the question. As I
explained to Len on IRC, if someone puts some heart into maintaining our
DE setup, we could return to having our own custom setup, as well as
continuing working towards becoming desktop agnostic - meaning some
things need to be universal, no matter which DE we are on, and other
things need to be specific for the actual installed DE.
The easy route is to only put focus on the multimedia packages, which is
what has happened now, and that will stay until release.

Ross Gammon (rosco2) wrote :

OK. Thanks Kaj. I will mark the bug as invalid (I wish there was a won't fix status like in Debian). We can always reopen in the lead up to the next release, but I dislike having bugs laying about clouding things.

Changed in ubuntustudio-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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