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Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-08 14:16

Is this a bug in Synaptic? If so, how to fix?
Debian Stretch.
Synaptic lists duplicate entries but only when selecting Origin (not yet installed).

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Re: Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-08 16:39

I can't really see any duplicates; can you point them out?

What is your compelling reason for mixing stable and testing repositories, which should only be done by experts?

(hoping that this install hasn't become the dumpster fire that this kind of sources.list can become...)
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Re: Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-08 18:49

I'm not mixing stable and testing. All testing except I'm using google chrome unstable downloaded as a deb from google dev channel. Google adds itself to the sources automatically and a recent update to it lists stable, beta and unstable to the stable source in the list on left.

You can see some duplicates in the right top frame.
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Re: Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby pendrachken » 2017-04-08 20:14

stevepusser wrote:I can't really see any duplicates; can you point them out?

What is your compelling reason for mixing stable and testing repositories, which should only be done by experts?

(hoping that this install hasn't become the dumpster fire that this kind of sources.list can become...)



Unless the image was changed or something since your post, how about the four 0ad-data and 0ad-data-common 0.0.21-1 entries?


Would be interesting to see what exactly apt-cache policy would spit out for 0ad-data, maybe it is debu[1-9] versions that just haven't left the repo yet? That's where I would look first, see what the APT system itself is showing.
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Re: Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-08 22:37

Oh, Google is acceptable--I see what you mean now about the 0ad duplicate packages. Can you easily find any other examples?

+1 for trying apt-cache. CLI FTW!
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Re: Duplicates in Synaptic

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-09 12:14

Lots of other examples but only when viewing packages that have not yet been installed under Origin.
Do you think the duplicates are due to multi-architecture? (amd64 + i386)
But Synaptic does not differentiate the architectures.

~$ apt-cache policy 0ad-data
0ad-data:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 0.0.21-1
Version table:
0.0.21-1 500
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing/main i386 Packages
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