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What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby EndlessLinux on Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:27 pm

Weird thing happening here... I figure it's something related to the implementation of Felicia... but still I'm curious...

So I go to install a program from Synaptic, which, as per usual, spits up the Authorization thing for my password. Great! ... but, not so great. Synaptic opens for a fraction of a second. Huh, I said. And reset.

Unfortunately this happened again when I reset. So I tried a Deb file. Which did the exact same thing. And apt-get install doesn't work in terminal either!!!

Now, is the root of the problem on my site of the tubes or is it a sort-of-routine temporary update thing...? Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:43 pm

By reset, you want to say that Synaptic crashes? In a terminal, have you a message?

Can you be more precise please?

Sorry if my question is a little silly but sometimes my english is... a little "limited" :oops: and I am not always sure what I read. :roll:
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby EndlessLinux on Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:49 pm

Ah, don't feel bad about it! I should've written it a bit clearer anyways... :D :P

No, I meant that I actually reset the computer, thinking that the Synaptic issue is from that, but that Synaptic still crashed after I reset the computer.

It just loads, and then closes itself.

As for Terminal:

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DeepThought user # apt-get install ktagebuch
Reading package lists... Done
Segmentation faulty tree... 0%
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby mercier on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:41 pm

it started happening to me, today or yesterday.

i found out that after clicking on a synaptic icon in the menu (or any other application) i have to click on the desktop, and then the synaptic (or any other application) opens.

weird.

is it a bug?


ps i am using 64bit elyssa on amd64 proc.
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby EndlessLinux on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:43 pm

Isn't that a different issue, though? Because I can't actually install anything at all. And this started today (at least, I noticed it today), whereas I have been using Mint for at least 6 months...

Edit: All of my programs are working fine other than that...
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby mercier on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:57 pm

actually, you are right - i never get to the the password window. it is a different issue, then,

sorry.
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:34 pm

And what about

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sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

?
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby EndlessLinux on Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:41 pm

Oho! Something happened!

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DeepThought user # sudo apt-get clean
DeepThought user # sudo apt-get update
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US                     
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg [189B]             
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_US           
Get:2 http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy Release.gpg [189B]                   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US               
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US               
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg [189B]               
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_US             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US       
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_US         
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US       
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_US     
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_US       
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US     
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release [58.5kB]               
Get:5 http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release.gpg [189B]                   
Ign http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Translation-en_US               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release                                   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa Release.gpg                           
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release [58.5kB]                 
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/free Translation-en_US                 
Get:7 http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release [6998B]                       
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/main Translation-en_US               
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/upstream Translation-en_US           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/import Translation-en_US             
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/non-free Translation-en_US             
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa Release [7869B]                     
Get:9 http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy Release [9335B]                     
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages                             
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages                       
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages                         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages                       
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages [69.2kB]       
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages [381kB]           
Get:12 http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Packages [4184B]             
Get:13 http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/free Packages [6322B]               
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/main Packages                         
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages [7159B]   
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages [41.2kB]   
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages [8637B]   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/upstream Packages                     
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages [7103B]     
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages [143kB]       
Get:19 http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy/non-free Packages [7914B]           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/import Packages                       
Get:20 http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/main Packages [6278B]             
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages [23.8kB]   
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/upstream Packages                     
Get:22 http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/import Packages [5810B]           
Fetched 854kB in 3s (284kB/s)                                                 
Reading package lists... Done
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And now when I opened Synaptic it's fixed!

Thanks!

Do you have an idea why it happened though?
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:09 pm

Probably there was a problem with the packages list... :roll:

Why? Hmm maybe a problem one day when installing a package? Or you don't clean the cache... or a problem when refreshing/updating the packages list with the servers... :roll:
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby EndlessLinux on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:33 pm

linuxviolin wrote:Probably there was a problem with the packages list... :roll:

Why? Hmm maybe a problem one day when installing a package? Or you don't clean the cache... or a problem when refreshing/updating the packages list with the servers... :roll:


so I should do apt-get clean often, then...?

Ok.

Thanks a lot.
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Re: What happened to Synaptic?!

Postby mercier on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:23 am

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