Syanptic Goes To Sleep Installing Package Updates
a_c_isler at verizon.net
Sat Apr 17 06:06:24 UTC 2004
I have had the same problems with Synaptic. Usually my second go at it
seems to work.
>Are there issues with Synaptic 0.47?
>I'm trying to use it to update a fresh FC1 installation. It downloads the
>many packages needed. Later, as it starts to install the downloaded
>packages, disk activity ends. (I've let it go 30 minutes with no disk
>activity and a spinning sandclock) Process manager then reports Synaptic
>is sleeping. At this point, I can't kill Synaptic with Process Manager,
>which itself requires a Force Quit to close. (After I enter the requested
>root password, Process Manager freezes.) I can kill Synaptic from the
>command line. On subsequent runs of Synaptic, it displays a very large
>error message complaining about duplicate packages. The error message
>extends off the top and bottom of the screen, obscuring the Synaptic
>menus. At this point, Synaptic does not respond to a "Close" and I have
>to kill it manually.
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