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Thursday February 10, 2005
03:59 PM

Synaptic Buttons?

[ #23128 ]

I run Debian (Sarge) and use Synaptic as a GUI package manager. If you haven't tried it, try it - Synaptic Rocks!

Strangely, a recent(ish) package upgrade has left me with no buttons on the Synaptic toolbar. I suspect it has something to do with GTK themes and possibly the root user's GTK theme (I run it via gnome-sudo). Has anyone else seen this? More to the point does anyone have a fix?

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  • I saw exactly the same thing a few weeks ago, under Debian testing. No idea what's caused it and I didn't bother to look into it long enough. I'll have t go back and see what I can see.


  • Its a glade 2 bug related to the toolbar api.
    There is an updated version of synaptic at []. Not sure when it is going to hit testing.
    More info at []
    • Thank you for that. This workaround was listed in the bug details:

      As a workaround, you can install a glade-2 and open and save the file /usr/share/synaptic/glade/

      This was quick and easy since I already had Glade2. It had the desired effect for me although strangely the 'text beside icons' toolbar option I had selected doesn't display the text - all the other text/icon combinations work fine.

      Thanks very much for pointing me at the solution.

      • Cool. I just got this today when I updated my quasi Ubuntu/Debian unstable laptop. The toolbar stayed on, but it lost all the text under the toolbar icons.

        Simple reset of the prefs worked for me though.