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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 14.04 The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with the software updater, the synaptic package manager and the ubuntu software center. When I use the terminal to update, I receive the following error: Reading package lists... ...
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Cannot install packages with Apt, Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

My problems started when I tried to fix a wireless connectivity issue I was having by reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source for starters. I believe this failed and is causing the error below. I get the ...
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1answer
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Is it better to remove software using Ubuntu Sofware Center or Synaptic Package Manager?

I'm very new and I accidentally installed 6 text editors via the Synaptic Package Manager, and one from the Ubuntu Software Center. I know I can "remove" the text editing software with one click in ...
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1answer
93 views

I have just accidentally uninstalled synaptic manager. How do I install it again?

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 ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Problems downloading the packages xserver-xephyr

I tried various things to download xserver-xephyr package, all I got was various error messages. They are as follows: First through Ubuntu Software Center Then I tried the command: sudo ...
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2answers
194 views

Installing Software in recovery mode

For some reason I can only successfully boot into recovery mode. I want to install drivers software updates, etc. My question is. If I install these software in recovery mode will they be applies like ...
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1answer
90 views

Ubuntu software center remove configuration files

Synaptic has options to remove the configuration files during uninstall, and I thought this was because the back-end apt-get has this as a parameter. How do I access this feature from the Ubuntu ...
0
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3answers
775 views

How to install Synaptic package manager that I have already downloaded the package using Windows?

I have downloaded the synaptic package manager using Windows7. I only just installed Ubuntu recently. I heard that Synaptic can help me in installing software since using the terminal is very ...
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1answer
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Can't install or upgrade Firefox at all

I've run into a frustrating problem when attempting to upgrade Firefox. I was running version 16 attempting to upgrade to version 18 through Synaptic. I received the following error: W: Failed to ...
2
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1answer
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Unable to install any package

When I try to install ANY application through terminal, I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be ...
2
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1answer
220 views

Is Synaptic better than the Software Center?

Please forgive me for this novice question. Most old experienced users of Ubuntu says that Synaptic Package Manager is the best way of installing software on the Ubuntu systems. Is it because the ...
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1answer
555 views

Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications [closed]

Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications after an auto-system update. only a white screen shows up. Also,applications which were installed before the update are not showing as ...
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0answers
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Software center crashes, Synaptic and Update manager don't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I really need help, I can't update or install anything. I've been searching for ...
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1answer
164 views

Package appears in Software Center but is not installable

I am testing 12.04.1 64 Bit and tried to install the Teamspeak package via Software Center: After clicking on "More Info" since the "Install" button was not there I got the following: After ...
7
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2answers
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Are ubuntu software center sources different from apt-get / synaptic?

I'm trying to download master-pdf-editor package from official repositories. All sites report that it's easy to do: just download it from ubuntu software center. I can't install the software center, ...
1
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1answer
69 views

How can I find out which package is triggering the installation of i386 libraries when using Ubuntu 64bit?

I'm running Precise 64bit. One of the packages I've installed recently needed 32bit packages which triggered the installation of a whole bunch of i386 dependencies. How can I look up which package ...
1
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1answer
60 views

Why was synaptic removed since the USC does not have all the packages?

Just did a fresh install of 12.04, and for the first time didn't have synaptic. So, I tried seeing if I could find the packages I needed (mostly TeX and dev stuff) in the software center, but no such ...
0
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1answer
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Ubuntu Software Center not staying open, closes automatically 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software center not opening Does anyone know how I can get my software center to stay open? It happened after trying to use Synaptic last night, don't know if that's ...
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1answer
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Why can I no longer install Synaptic in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 12.04, you have suggested installing the Synaptic Package Manager with sudo apt-get install synaptic which didn't work for me. I tried sudo apt-get upgrade and also sudo apt-get update, but ...
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2answers
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sudo apt-get update giving error about duplicate

Getting an error about duplicate sources, how can I get around this?
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2answers
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Can't install Gvim

I've installed Gvim and synaptic package manager on 12.04, Gvim had a warning each time I ran it from terminal. So I removed it and tried to install again but came with the following error from ...
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0answers
90 views

Why can I install only one software at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? I have seen that in Ubuntu Software Center or even when sudo apt-get install is issued,only one package ...
0
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1answer
179 views

Install software with 12.04

Just freshly installed from 12.04 after using 11.04 and dist-upgrading to 11.10 a few months back, figured a fresh installation was due. First thing I noticed is that synaptic is no longer installed ...
2
votes
1answer
360 views

How do I fix a “E: impossible to read the sources list.” error?

I've upgraded my system from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 yesterday and it gave such serious problems that I had to format the partition and re-install the OS from scratch this morning. Now, I fixed all the ...
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1answer
157 views

Applications Won't Install Due To Failed Previous Install

An application that never finished installing is preventing me from getting new applications and i can't seem to fix this. How do i fix my issue? Please note that I cannot install via either the ...
7
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1answer
3k views

How to delete History of installed packages

I need to delete the Synaptic/Software Center history(commit logs). How can I go about doing this?
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480 views

Emerald installed but doesn't show in software center or synaptic?

I installed Emerald using instructions from here; I've have had a nice play with it but would now like to remove it. The package doesn't show in software centre or synaptic and is now causing me a ...
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0answers
141 views

Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
2
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2answers
353 views

How to install multiple apps in Software Center (Similar Behavior of Synaptic)

I wish to select multiple apps in Software Center and THEN tell it to install them. Same as the behavior of Synaptic where I select multiple ones and the click Install. This saves MANY clicks for me ...
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1answer
78 views

Software Center stops

When I wanna see the list of installed applications or search for a new one, the panels changes to blank white and stops there with waiting mouse cursor! And Synaptic give an error on one of the ...
1
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1answer
138 views

Which is Opera Next's directory?

I recently installed Opera Next via tar. I saw it, "played" with it, and now I want to uninstall it. Where can I find it's directory? The package is neither in Ubuntu Software Center, nor in ...
3
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1answer
279 views

Ubuntu Sofware Centre does not download packages when connected to Cisco VPN

I am not able to download packages through Ubuntu Software Centre when connected to Cisco VPN. However, I am able to do the same from Synaptic by adding proxy settings. How do I make Ubuntu Software ...
8
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3answers
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What is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager? [duplicate]

I am transferring from 8.10 to 10.10. I was wondering what is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager in 10.10? For what kinds of things do I need to go which? ...
4
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2answers
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What will be the default set of package management tools in future versions of Ubuntu?

With the introduction of Ubuntu Software Centre, I remember reading, though I can't find any reliable source right now, that the various package managers were going to eventually be deprecated. ...
6
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1answer
682 views

Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?
8
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5answers
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What does this “Canonical does not provide updates…” mean in my package manager?

In both Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center, I sometimes see the following footnote. Canonical does not provide updates for deja-dup. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu ...