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Re: [Synaptic-devel] "Please contact the author of this software if this
Re: [Synaptic-devel] "Please contact the author of this software if this messageis diplayed"
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:01:58 +0200
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 03:57:38PM -0400, Philip Miller wrote:
> >>>Thanks. What kind of kernel do you run? How often did this happen? Is
> >>>it reproducable?
> >>$ uname -a
> >>Linux phil 2.6.5+phil1 #1 Sun Apr 4 14:16:16 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
> >>Locally built, but no patches, just the vanilla kernel.org source.
> >>When I run it again from apt-watch, when it shows there are upgrades, I
> >>receive the same error on the first attempt at 'Apply'ing, and then it
> >>works correctly on the second, as before.
> >Thanks a lot. The apt-watch hint helped a lot. I can reproduce the
> >problem here and it looks like it's some issue with apt-watch and
> >libzvt (the library we use for terminal output). I have version of
> >synaptic that builds against a different terminal widget (vte from
> >latest cvs) and the problem does not occur then.
> Out of curiosity, on Debian at least, why not just use the user's preferred
> xterm, rather than embeding your own? I would find synaptic much nicer if
> the output were in a gnome-terminal rather than the built-in one.
Does the version I put on http://people.debian.org/~mvo/synaptic/ work
Well, this has technical reasons. Synaptic embeds apt (libapt to be
exact), it does not exec it. So we can only use a terminal that is
accessable from within gtk. I would _love_ to use the terminal widget
that gnome-terminal uses (that is vte). But the current vte does not
have the support that synaptic needs (the cvs version has). Once a new
version of vte comes out we'll switch to it.
> Philip Miller
Linux is not The Answer. Yes is the answer. Linux is The Question. - Neo