[SOLVED] Synaptic doesn’t start from main menu. antiX 19.2.1 (base)

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  • #35461
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    betman

      Hello!
      Starting synaptic from main menu does nothing. In the ~/.fluxbox/menu-applications file, Synaptic looks like
      [exec] (Synaptic Package Manager) {synaptic-pkexec} </usr/share/icons/papirus-antix/48x48/apps/synaptic.png>
      In ~/.jwm/menu-applications file, Synaptic looks like
      <Program label="Synaptic Package Manager" icon="/usr/share/icons/papirus-antix/48x48/apps/synaptic.png">synaptic-pkexec</Program>
      Running sudo synaptic or synaptic-pkexec from terminal works fine.

      Any idea what might be causing this?
      Thanks.

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      #35463
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      anticapitalista

        Are you using base version of antiX?
        Which version of synaptic is installed?

        Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

        antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

        #35464
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        betman

          Yes, I’m using base version of antiX. My bad, forgot to mention this.
          Synaptic version: 0.84.6.0antix1

          #35466
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          anticapitalista

            How come you have such an old version?
            It should be synaptic_0.90+antix3.

            Are your repos up to date?

            inxi -r

            to show the repos.

            Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

            antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

            #35467
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            betman

              `
              inxi -r
              Repos:
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
              1: deb http://mx-pkg.mirror.net.in/MX-Linux/antix/buster buster main nonfree nosystemd
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/buster-backports.list
              1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
              1: deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian/ buster-updates main contrib non-free
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
              1: deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian/ buster main contrib non-free
              2: deb http://security.debian.org/ buster/updates main contrib non-free
              No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/onion.list
              No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
              `

              #35468
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              anticapitalista

                Seems like the antiX repo (mirror) isn’t reliable.

                Use repo-manager to choose another one.

                sudo apt purge synaptic

                before installing it again

                sudo apt update && sudo apt install synaptic

                Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

                antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

                #35469
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                betman

                  OK. So, I didn’t remove the earlier one (saw your explanation only afterwards). I just changed repo and updated and upgraded. New synaptic version:0.90+antix2. Also, it is launching from main menu.
                  Thanks.
                  BTW, would it be necessary to remove synaptic and reinstall?

                  #35470
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                  betman

                    UPDATE: updated to synaptic (0.90+antix3). Seems like la.mxrepo.com is the reliable one.

                    #35471
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                    anticapitalista

                      OK.
                      BTW, would it be necessary to remove synaptic and reinstall?

                      Just to remove the old desktop file that uses pkexec, but maybe it wasn’t necessary after all.

                      Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

                      antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

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