Have 2010 E17 installed, looks awesome and performs likewise too. However i feel synaptic is quite slow for query/refresh, if we were to look at synaptic in debian, it just flies even though it has about 30K packages in repository. Also happened to check out Unity and it's package manager was also quite fast and laid out well. Any way synaptic can be made equally faster in PCLOS or improved?
I mentioned the other distros only for a lookup perspective, hope no one gets this post wrong. Just wanted to see how PCLOS can be made much better than what it already is.
Also is there a way to selectively upgrade packages instead of getting everything? Right now i do an upgrade and then remove the ones that i don't need.
Synaptic upgrades all
packages each time you do the Reload --> Mark All Upgrades --> Apply --> Apply
routine. There is nothing that is unnecessary
added. If you wish to uninstall a particular application, you can do that, but you can't just pick and choose what you will upgrade, or throw out parts of the upgrade because you don't know their purpose. Synaptic knows, that's why they are there. Anything short of a complete upgrade, to keep the system, as a whole
, in sync with the current state of the repo will, sooner or later, break your system.