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Author: Alessandro Vesely
To: Mark Hindley
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Alternatives to synaptic?
On Thu 09/Jan/2020 17:50:15 +0100 Mark Hindley wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 05:44:17PM +0100, Alessandro Vesely via Dng wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a recommended GUI package browser for Devuan?
>> After migrating, synaptic isn't installed. If I try to install it, it says it
>> needs policykit-1. Since the latter seems to be akin to systemd, I reply 'n'.
> I really don't think that is true. There is no direct relationship between
> policykit-1 and systemd. And our policykit works with either elogind or
> consolekit, so you have options.

Hm... in fact I have consolekit installed. And if I try to remove it, apt
wants to install elogind instead. Perhaps consolekit is less bad...?

> If you want a integrated gui desktop that allows you to do privileged things
> like install packages, you will need policykit-1 or something similar.

When I, by mistake, run synaptic from an unprivileged terminal it just erred.

(IME, I need the root password to install packages.)

> Alternatively, use apt or aptitude from the commandline.

That's what I do, if I know the package name.