[ubuntu] synaptic quick search problem


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This has been an ongoing frustrating problem since 15.04.
Synaptic's quick filter takes forever to rebuild search index and once
"rebuilt", search for a package I know is in the repo (say
vlc) may still return nothing. Sometimes may have to restart synaptic
and reload again to search for the searched package to show up.
Changing server has no effect.



I have started two threads on this before

target="_blank">http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2277471 />
target="_blank">http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2282256 />


Nothing came of it but over time the problem kind of goes away on its
own for 15.04 (or at least happens so infrequently that I can live
with it) But it is coming back again in 15.10. It just took me 10
minutes to restart synaptic and "reload" many times just to
find xournal.



I have started a bug report but no one else seem to be affected. href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt-xapian-index/+bug/1464809"
target="_blank">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1464809 />


I know a lot of people are using synaptic out there. If this affects
you please go to second the bug and post a comment here to confirm it,
just so that I can be sure I am not the only one having this problem
(on several machines so have nothing to do with hardware)



Thanks.
When I installed alpha2 the quick search box in synaptic was working.
But now in alpha3 it is just grayed out. Is there something I need to
do to get it to work? I really liked it!
Ubuntu
This might be a simple issue, but my Quick Search box in Synaptic
Package Manager is inaccessible. It's there, but grey and unusable.
Ubuntu
For Lucid and above, this may be resolution: />https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ic/+bug/280395
"It
is fixed in lucid. Now when a 'standard' search is performed the
quicksearch box is emptied and the search filter on the left pane is
selected. If you enter a quicksearch it will refine the result. I
agree there should be only one search tool. It will be implemented in
software-center. More informations at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Search%20field"
It's
not a "search", it's a "filter"
Ubuntu
I just upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. Whenever I open
Synaptic Package Manager it opens normally. If I type into the
"Quick search" box, when I try to type in a word as soon as
I type the second letter Synaptic immediately closes. However, if I
click on the full "Search" button, this function works as it
should. I just can't use Quick Search. Synaptic closes every time. />I uninstalled synaptic from a terminal by typing [CODE] apt-get
remove synaptic. Then I reinstalled using [CODE] apt-get install
synaptic. Reinstalling did not fix the problem.
Does anyone have
an idea how to fix this?
Thanks!
JBA2337
Ubuntu
I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Xubuntu 11.10.
The
version of synaptic has gone from 0.63.1 to 0.75.2 but the features
appear to have reverted to an earlier version! There was a
"quick search" box in 0.63.1 which has disappeared in
0.75.2. How can I get it back?
Ubuntu
This has been an ongoing frustrating problem since 15.04.
Synaptic's quick filter takes forever to rebuild search index and once
"rebuilt", search for a package I know is in the repo (say
vlc) may still return nothing. Sometimes may have to restart synaptic
and reload again to search for the searched package to show up.
Changing server has no effect.



I have started two threads on this before

target="_blank">http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2277471 />
target="_blank">http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2282256 />


Nothing came of it but over time the problem kind of goes away on its
own for 15.04 (or at least happens so infrequently that I can live
with it) But it is coming back again in 15.10. It just took me 10
minutes to restart synaptic and "reload" many times just to
find xournal.



I have started a bug report but no one else seem to be affected. href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt-xapian-index/+bug/1464809"
target="_blank">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1464809 />


I know a lot of people are using synaptic out there. If this affects
you please go to second the bug and post a comment here to confirm it,
just so that I can be sure I am not the only one having this problem
(on several machines so have nothing to do with hardware)



Thanks.
Ubuntu

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