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Old 03-18-2019, 11:03 AM   #1
pvhramani
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Smile After downloading to install "SYNAPTIC" in my Debian 5.0.0 32 bit, unable to open and use it


Whenever I try to click open Synaptic, i get a pop up:

"Application run error

Moksha was unable to run the application:

synaptic-pkexec"

How do I solve this problem

I am relatively new, and not computer savvy... But can operate many basic things, including Open Office
Thanks

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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Let's start at the beginning. You talk about "downloading to install". Does that mean that you downloaded a file through your browser and then tried to install it locally? Because if you did, I'm not surprised you came to grief! That's the Windows way of doing things.

To install anything in Linux, you use your package manager. Until you have installed synaptic, the only package manager available to you is apt, the command line equivalent. You don't download anything. You open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo apt-get install synaptic
and sit back while apt does the work.

synaptic-pkexec is just a little linking program which uses a security package called polkit (hence the pk prefix) to execute (launch) synaptic. It just ensures that the user has the right to update the system by collecting and checking a password. If you install synaptic properly, any associated programs and libraries will come with it.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:22 PM   #3
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One question, do you really have 5.0? That was end of life over 7 YEARS ago...
 
Old 03-18-2019, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hi

Synaptic works only under xorg

Edit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf file

And uncoment WaylandEnable=false line
 
Old 03-18-2019, 09:14 PM   #5
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I had downloaded the ISO file of the Bodhi Linux from https://www.bodhilinux.com/ ... After i had set up the OS, I went to the site for downloading Applications: https://www.bodhilinux.com/a/... "System Tools" were presented as No.9 listing, and I could download and install SYNAPTIC, directly from there. Once having completed the same, I clicked on Applications >Preferences> Synaptic ... which was seen installed.But, when clicked, I get the small Popup window that tells me:

"Application run error

Moksha was unable to run the application:

synaptic-pkexec"

I am not able to see the "Terminal" application in the system here. Hence, I dont know how to use the "sudo..." system

Please help... Thank you

Last edited by pvhramani; 03-18-2019 at 09:17 PM. Reason: spell mistake to be corrected
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:20 AM   #6
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Not 100% sure but I think Windows + space bar will bring up the everything app in Bhodi - if you start to type in "Terminology" a terminal will come up.


May be some more helpful info here:
https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/enlightenment-basics/
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:52 AM   #7
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Not 100% sure but I think Windows + space bar will bring up the everything app in Bhodi - if you start to type in "Terminology" a terminal will come up.


May be some more helpful info here:
https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/enlightenment-basics/
von Stalhein... Thanks... I have been trying in my own way to get the problem solved. (1) Re-est the whole Partition/ formatted, and the OS was freshly installed. This time I did get the Synaptic to open... and downloaded a couple of Software. (2) Later, I updated the Bodhi software. Thereafter Synaptic did not open. (3) I could open the Applications from the Menu... and opened "Terminology"... Tried "Remove" Synaptic and later Install again... This time too the Synaptic did not open... The same problem:

"Application run error
Moksha was unable to run the application:
synaptic-pkexec"

I tried reading the data in the link you provided... My specific problem is not traceable.. I am not able to find some connection on this matter...

Best wishes
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:32 AM   #8
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whe i saw debian that left me scratching my head though he probably meant bodhi since we are running bodhi 5.0 at the moment. this also seems to be that policykit issue that is in a few threads. i will try to find it.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:34 AM   #9
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175646760/

there is an earlier thread too which i will try to find - have to do it later. have to go out and get stuff planted badly.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:02 AM   #10
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175646760/

there is an earlier thread too which i will try to find - have to do it later. have to go out and get stuff planted badly.
Hi hemlocktree... Thanks... The problem is still not solved.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:41 PM   #11
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In terminal try:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install esudo
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:40 PM   #12
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How is Bodhi able to supporting esudo when Ubuntu no longer supports gksudo? And why does esudo seem to be so important to Bodhi?

Just curious.

Last edited by Randy4bodhi; 03-19-2019 at 03:42 PM. Reason: add info
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:50 PM   #13
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I can answer a tiny bit of that. esudo is important cuz it's what bodhi calls when a gui application that requires root. So this issue keeps popping up for things like synpatic, gdebi, grub-customizer, gparted, etc etc....

Just like why sudo is important, cuz it's what we use when a command line application requires root.

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Old 03-19-2019, 09:04 PM   #14
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Thumbs up Problem solved!

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_waiter View Post
In terminal try:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install esudo

Hi the_waiter... Thank you very much for your operation method... My Problem has been SOLVED

Best wishes (Y)
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:17 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Randy4bodhi View Post
How is Bodhi able to supporting esudo when Ubuntu no longer supports gksudo? And why does esudo seem to be so important to Bodhi?

Just curious.
esudo is not particularly important to me, i use gksudo and pkexec despite having put alot of effort into fixing esudo issues in the past. Gksudo, i installed manually since it is not in ubuntus repos. Maybe it is important to Jeff I am unsure. He likes the consistency efl apps give our desktop so maybe it is. At some point I plan on trying to backports e22's policykit module so we can have a consistent looking native e policykit ... assuming i am understanding what it does correctly.

Regardless I am going to try to make sure we don't have such a conflict with esudo and policykit in the Bodhi linux 6.0 release. For now I am unsure how to deal with the current situation in BL5.x. It is already in our repos with a symlink overwrite of pkexec in the deb file and that seems rather hard to fix properly to me. My only comment on that is I didn't do it and it is not my fault.

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