Graphical front-end to apt, the package management system in Ubuntu.

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Package in repositories labelled “local or obsolete” after upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10, the packages libcairo2 and libcairo-gobject2 are under the "Installed (local or obsolete)" even though these packages are in the utopic repositories. A large amount of ...
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When do R packages appear in Synaptic?

I've installed R and RStudio and installed additional R packages via install.packages() in RStudio. I'm very new to Linux so after that I looked around in Synaptic and realized that The basic R ...
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Why latest version of packages in Synaptic is different from developers website? [duplicate]

I found that latest version which is determined in Synaptic Package Manager is older than what is on developer web site. It is different from latest stable versions as well, and even after 2 (or ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Cannot install Synaptic (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have been trying to install Synaptic from both the Ubuntu Software Centre and the Terminal. When I do it from the Software Centre it says: synaptic: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.4 ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Uninstall all packages installed on a certain day in synaptic

Today I installed the package maven on my system. Unfortunately its the wrong version. Now I'd like to uninstall all packages that were installed as dependencies. Do I have to uninstall them manually? ...
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How do i figure out which Hadoop version will work on my Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit?

I usually use synaptic but when i type in Hadoop nothing shows up. Show i guess this means i am going to have to build it. I have found what seems to be a hopefully doable set of instructions to ...
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Synaptic and sudo apt-get update broken Ubuntu 14.10?

I just tried to build Riak unsuccessfully. Now something happened that messed everything up. When I try to start synaptic I get this: E: Type '500' is not known on line 1 in source list ...
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Differences between apt-get, Synaptic and pip [duplicate]

I'm only beginning to manage my own system in any sort of self-aware sense. Sometimes when I install Python packages, I use pip, sometimes apt-get and sometimes Synaptic. It generally depends on ...
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Synaptic crashes

Out of the blue Synaptic started crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 machine of mine. If I execute "sudo synaptic" in terminal what I get is: chichovoto6@tototo6:~$ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for ...
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Synaptic stopped responding

When troubleshooting no-response for Synaptic,in the "Edit Launcher" window command-line says "/usr/bin/synaptic-pkexec" but file manager shows "X11" where pkexec should be. Trying to open this X11 ...
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Shall I delete this line in sources.list?

This line deb-src-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted, Line 63, in sources.list is not known on sudo apt-get update and is causing Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu ...
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Can't install clamav dependencies?

Turns out I can't install anything using aptitude and I also seem to be missing a few dependencies. When I try to install a program: mom@mom-Inspiron-1720:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Update fails. Can't install any software ! [duplicate]

I did sudo apt-get update Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Cannot open Software Updater and Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

I have this error when I open Synaptic. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Could not start synaptic and Software download center

I got the following error when I tried to install a software using synaptic, "E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Synaptic update error

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jdk_7u71-2.5.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-i386/src.zip', which is also in package openjdk-7-source ...
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Limited download for updates

As we travel quite a lot, often we are limited to Caravan site networks with only 50Mb downloads permitted. Currently I'm being told I need 66.7Mb of updates. Is there a way using Synaptic I can ...
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What is Not installed (residual config) in synaptic manager? [duplicate]

When I open synaptic package manager, I found some packages under status - Not installed(residual config) as below screen-shot: I want to know that what are these packages/configs? Why it is called ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Touchscreen and Auto Rotate

I have an HP Pavillion x360 that came OEM with Windows 8.1. Due to my work I was required to dual boot with Kubuntu 14.04. After some time Kubuntu managed to delete a Windows partition and end the ...
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How do set .deb to run with synaptic?

My problem is that i can't find synaptic when I click on more programs how to set the .deb files to run with synaptic?
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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Can I use Launchpad to replace the ubuntu software centre? [duplicate]

I found https://launchpad.net/ there's loads of applications to choose from there it seems like all of them. You've got to add the ppa, update then install the applications. This can be pretty ...
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Synaptic package manager and security / encryption

Does Synaptic package manager use security / encryption in looking for and downloading updates? Or, how can I 1)verify ssh or another protocol is being used, and/or 2)get to the screen that controls ...
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How to show urgent upgrades in synaptic

At times, I would like to use Synaptic to find only those upgradable packages that have high urgency upgrades available. Is there a way to define a filter that does this? Example: today I upgraded ...
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Synaptic Package Manager dependency is not satisfiable

I am not familiar with linux but I am learning I installed the latest Ubuntu 14 on my machine vostro 1000. 64 bits. I do not have WIFI working and try to follow the topics ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Uninstall selected packages by date [duplicate]

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Synaptic package manager question

Why does the synaptic package manager display results for applications that have already been removed?
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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Ubuntu and Lubuntu dual Desktop. Now want to go back to old login screen [duplicate]

I installed both Lubuntu and Ubuntu and Lubuntu's login screen took over. However the Ubuntu login screen looks better. How do I get to the old login screen? (I did a complete removal on every ...
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How to: Make a “restore point” in Ubuntu, in case I break something? [duplicate]

How can i make a snapshot, a "restore point" in Ubuntu for when im about to try something I think is clever but turns out to be a "oh crap, not again" ?
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Synaptic freezes at start

this is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, using Gnome Flashback Mode. Synaptic made problems from the beginning, directly after its installation. Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed in parallel, never ...
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Synaptic Package Manager console size

When using Synaptic Package Manager I select packages to be upgraded, after clicking Apply it shows the changes in a Terminal Window (like I want it to). BUT the terminal window is tiny in size, ...
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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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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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Errors when using `Read Markings` of Synaptic to restore installed-packages

I am trying to restore my older Ubuntu installation following this reply and I was at the step of restoring the installed packages. The problem is that this process after a while, printed this: ...
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How to set proxy in synaptic package manager?

I am using Synaptic package manager in ubuntu 14.04. How to setup proxy in Synaptic Package Manager?
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MySQL Broken Package on Xubuntu 14.04

Installing LAMP on Xubuntu today with apt-get install lamp-server^, I got the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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“dpkg status database is locked by another process” while trying to use dpkg along Synaptic

I was installing Dropbox when, for some reason, the process got stuck. Synaptic (and apt-get) stopped working after that. I tried some hacks I found on the net and ended up deleting ...
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Can not install applications - Packet Manager will not launch [duplicate]

When I try and launch the synaptic packet manager I get the following error and then the application closes. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Release configuration problem with Synaptic Package Manager

I recently updated my Ubuntu 10 (lucid) to 14 (trusty). Now the synaptic package manager refuses to start saying: E: The value 'lucid' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...