Actually my question originates, as it were, in another forum. Here's an excerpt:
". . .Well today, software update notified me that: "21 new updates and 9862 new packages are available for your system (as of update check performed Friday Dec. 18, at 10:51 AM)."
"Is that 9,xxx as in THOUSAND?
"After I clicked "yes" for the updates -- (I've learned to carefully scrutinize what all synaptic does as it's been known to remove itself along with hundreds of other packages) -- I'm still getting an update notification for the same 21 new updates.
"Only since beginning this post has software manager alerted me to six new messages, all the same: "Backend warning." And the synaptic icon has a yellow, triangular, icon with an exclamation point superimposed on it.
"What do I need to do? I promise that while you're reading this, I'll be searching and/or googling "Backend warning," as I have only the vaguest idea of what that might mean."
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Everything else was answered and all is well; however, I wasn't told what "Backend warning" means. I guess it was assumed that I'd find out on my own as indicated. Problem is, however, I've found no specific answer -- and, no, not searching this forum either.
I'm sure that my then-immediate concern about it is now moot. Nevertheless, just for my own personal knowledge base, I still want to know.
As always, any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Last edited by Randymanme; 12-19-2009 at 08:00 AM.