Questions about Libertine
I thought I'd try installing a classic Ubuntu application on my UBTouch device. I saw the "icon" called "Desktop Apps", when I tapped on it, it said I had to use the "Libertine Manager". Ok.
In settings, I saw "Libertine". So, I tapped on that, and went through the process of setting up a container. Everything worked, using the terminal process instructions I successfully installed Leafpad.
Then, I thought I'd try the other method:
Going back into settings, I tapped on "Libertine". Then I tapped on the container. Then, I tapped on the plus sign in the top right corner. In the resulting window, in the top field which says, "Enter package name or Debian file", I entered "Synaptic". That took me back to the previous screen, only now at the top was an entry that said "Synaptic", and a rotating circle on the right side, which I took to mean that Synaptic is being installed. Great, I thought.....
Until about an hour later, and the circle is still swirling around. If I tap on the "Synaptic" entry, I go to a screen that says the status is still "installing". But, it has gone on for so long, I thought, surely something is wrong. So, I turned the phone off. Then I started it again. And the Synaptic package says that it is still installing. I also tried pressing on the Synaptic entry until a trash can appeared to the left, and tapped on the trash can. But, the zombie installation will not stop.
At this point, what should I do? How do I make this stop? Did I do something wrong in the steps I followed to cause this to happen?
TotalSonic last edited by
Synaptic does not work in Libertine unfortunately (neither does muon or ubuntu-software-center in my tests). Libertine-container-manager is the only package manager which is able to install, update or remove packages in the Libertine container - and you can access it via the Terminal or you can access it via the gui found under System Settings . However - lubuntu-software-center package does install correctly and can be used to browse what packages are available in the repositories (although can not be used to install those packages).
@TotalSonic , thank you. Two follow up questions:
How does a person know which apps are "safe" to attempt and will not cause problems?
As you read in my original post, I tried installing Synaptic. As you pointed out, that will not work. However, it has been over 24 hours and my phone is still "trying" to install Synaptic: Synaptic is shown when I tap on the Libertine container ("Xenial") with the spinning circle. How do I get it to stop?
Lakotaubp last edited by
@dln949 Go to system settings - libertine - tap on the container name - swipe right on application name - tap red bin - restart device.
If that doesn't work try the same method and delete the container and start again.