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I uninstalled it from the software center....once it happened, I wanted to install it again, but it shows that it is there (weird). I did an update and it is gone from the PPA.

How can I install it again or check if it is there or damaged? Is it really important to have the synaptic manager if I mainly use the software manager?

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Use apt-get as suggested below, but do not panic, you can do everything that synaptic does with apt-get itself. There are also other alternatives for installing such as aptitude. –  Volodya Dec 4 '13 at 10:17

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Try these commands in terminal,

sudo apt-get purge synaptic    
sudo apt-get install synaptic

or

sudo apt-get install --reinstall synaptic

Yes,it was really important.You can easily check which packages are installed and which are not installed through synaptic.

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Thanks for the reply. I have just done the 1st option, but when I update from the terminal, I get these messages: "W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/synapse-core/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/… 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/synapse-core/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/… 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/synapse-core/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/… 404 Not Found How can I update and put the synaptic PPA again? –  Elysium Dec 4 '13 at 11:34
    
pls post the error report in pastebin.com and provide me the link. –  Avinash Raj Dec 4 '13 at 11:56
    
Thanks again. This is the part with the error message: pastebin.com/fBJ38gVh –  Elysium Dec 4 '13 at 12:04
    
you don't need to update from the terminal,just run the above commands. –  Avinash Raj Dec 4 '13 at 12:12
    
I have already run that command and synaptic is already installed. but I am wondering why the ppa is giving me this error message when I update my system from the terminal? –  Elysium Dec 4 '13 at 12:14

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