Quick search in Synaptic is grayed out [SOLVED]

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Quick search in Synaptic is grayed out [SOLVED]

Postby mads on Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:43 am

Hi.

I am running LMDE 64-bit. Quick search in Synaptic doesn't show (is grayed out).
I have seen this bug report and this thread. Both suggest installing "apt-xapian-index" package,
but the issue isn't resolved after installing this package.

Thank you.
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Re: Quick search in Synaptic is grayed out

Postby Silent Warrior on Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:54 am

Have you restarted Synaptic in between? Logged out and back in? Rebooted?
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Re: Quick search in Synaptic is grayed out

Postby mads on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:03 pm

Silent Warrior wrote:Have you restarted Synaptic in between? Logged out and back in? Rebooted?

Yes several times, but with no luck. I've also tried running these commands followed by reboot.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall synaptic
sudo apt-get install --reinstall synaptic apt-xapian-index

I have another system running LMDE 32-bit. I have checked Synaptic related packages in both systems.
The only difference I see is a package called "libxapian15" which is installed in 32-bit, but not in 64-bit.
However, this is what I get in 64-bit:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libxapian15
E: Unable to locate package libxapian15
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Re: Quick search in Synaptic is grayed out

Postby mads on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:27 pm

@ Silent Warrior

Thank you. "Quick filter" is there now! :D

This is what happened. I opened Synaptic again and saw some packages
under "Not installed (residual config)". Then I marked them all with Ctrl-A,
but I changed my mind and didn't uninstall them because I saw evolution
among them. I closed Synaptic, opened a terminal and ran these:
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean

After this I opened Synaptic again to see what other packages besides
evolution are put in "Not installed (residual config)". And then I saw that
Quick filter is there. Strange! :lol:

Thanks a lot for your reply. I will mark the thread as SOLVED now.
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