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Can Synaptic install application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from outside the repositories?

I would like to know if Synaptic package manager can install an application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from a different source than is in the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. I mean those ...
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Is Not Installed (Residual config) safe to remove all?

In Synaptic Manager I noticed I had a lot of packages in that list, and was wondering if any shouldn't be removed for some reason? Or if that is all safe to be removed. Is it possible that some should ...
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Synaptic corrupted, not able to install anything even from terminal

my synaptic is not working. whenever i open it, i find that it is corrupted and asks me to run dpkg ---configure -a whenever i run it on root terminal, it starts downloading 1 GB files and there is ...
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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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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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Nvidia Drivers - Synaptic

So I am in synaptic package manager and want to install a new Nvidia driver I see: Nvidia-319 Nvidia-319-updates which one should I pick? Which on is the non-free proprietary one? I have a ...
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How to remove synaptic without installing all the unwanted packages?

I am trying to uninstall synaptic. I prefer using apt-get and other command line tools to manage my packages. So I do not need synaptic and the software manager. I'm trying to remove both of them ...
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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How do I fix broken packages? [duplicate]

I have a problem with apt. When I try to update or upgrade Ubuntu, I receive an error telling me that I have dependency problems, and I can't go on. I've tried to solve the problem with apt-get ...
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Cannot change Synaptic trackpad ClickPad areas in synclient/xinput

I have run into trouble trying to configure the ClickPad areas of the Cypress trackpad in the Dell XPS 13. By default, if I press the left button, I get a left click, if I press the right button, I ...
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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Error message “Error:BrokenCount>0” [duplicate]

I get the red symbol with the white line through it at the top of my screen. It says Error:BrokenCount>0 Now i go into the Synaptic Package Manager and click on the Broken Dependecies and get ...
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pkexec can not start any GUI application

I am running Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome 3.6. There is something amiss with pkexec that is not allowing it to start any gui application. pkexec synaptic in a zsh terminal produces a box asking for admin ...
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Failed loading skin error message with Spotify

I just started having this problem. It started just a min ago. I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I went to Synaptic and marked the client for reinstall. Didn't work. Marked it for uninstallation, ...
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Why doesn't Synaptic start?

When I start synaptic package manager normally (Super-Synaptic), it asks for a password. When I enter password, nothing happens! When I start synaptic form terminal using synaptic-pkexec, I get: No ...
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Can't find installed synaptics

I just installed synaptics for touchpad via Ubuntu software center but I can't find it at all: not in the "start" menu or in the settings. Where do I find it?
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Synaptic initialization error

When I start synaptic, it throws the following: $ sudo synaptic [sudo] password for xxxxx: synaptic: error while loading shared libraries: libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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How do I fix Malformed line in sources list in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. ...
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How can I fix apt-get autoremove wanting to uninstall most of my packages?

I did change my packages in synaptic from manually installed to Automatically (they were not manually installed but automatically). Now they are marked for Autoremove. I tested it with sudo apt-get ...
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How do you install a package in the official backports repository using synaptic?

I would like to install the current version of hedgewars into Ubuntu using synaptic, but I'm not sure the exact steps. I need to get my buddies playing.
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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 ...
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Can I configure my synaptic touchpad to disable/enable with a triple click as it does in windows?

In windows, I can triple click the upper-left corner of my touchpad to enable/disable. I downloaded a little guy that enables/disables it, but I have to click on it and select enable/disable in the ...
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Is it okay to use multiple package managers?

With Ubuntu (or other versions of linux) is it problematic to use different package managers at the same time? As in, will it cause me grief if I install some programs using apt-get and others using ...
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Various problems upon boot

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an Asus Eee PC with 160g HDD and 2GiB RAM. It ran fine for two days, then today, when I booted up my computer, my color scheme had changed. The top bar on my ...
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Why does the nvidia-cuda-toolkit installer from nvidia install different files than apt-get nvidia-cuda-toolkit

I'm in the process of installing CUDA on an Ubuntu 13.04 system with a GeForc0e GTX 670MX graphics card. I first downloaded cuda_5.0.35-linux_64_ubuntu11.10-1.run from nvidia's website. This installs ...
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Error installing Synaptic [duplicate]

When I was install Synaptic Package Manager by typing sudo apt-get install synaptic I got this errors Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...
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Is there a log of package management activity like recent removals?

Is there a log that shows recent activity done by the package management, like apt-get, dpkg, synaptics? For example, you removed a bunch of packages but realized that a not-tracked application (for ...
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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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how to install system settings

I installed synaptic, and it wiped out the default system settings. I didn't like synaptic so I uninstalled it, but now, I don't have system settings anymore. How can I just install the system ...
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How do you open a downloaded file from synaptic?

I am trying to open a file I downloaded from Synaptic. How do you do that?
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Running QQ : Can't find Python 3.3.1 in apt-get or synaptic

I'm running QQ : Can't find the repos/packages for Python 3.3.1 with apt-get or synaptic. How do I find them and install Python 3.3.1?
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Missing libqt3-mt in 13.04

I have an application that requires the libqt3-mt package, in particular it's asking for libqt-mt.so.3. It worked OK under Ubuntu 12.04, but I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and the package is missing ...
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unable to enter proxy authentication details in synaptic Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, I work behind a proxy and it has all sorts of complications, authentication, special character in the password. So I used to enter the proxy settings in the ...
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In Synaptic, how can one see what's been marked?

In Synaptic, how can one see what's been marked ? (a case of title says it all ?)
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How to search for APT packages with a specific substring in their names only?

In the past I used to search for a package specifying a part of its name in Synaptic, as far as I can remember. Now it searches in package descriptions too and this is very inconvenient as it gives a ...
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How does synaptic package manager work?

I always wondered how the synaptic package work? I always wanted to know it's secrets. Can someone tell me?
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How to instruct apt-get and/or synaptic to install from source code? [duplicate]

As I asked in the title, I would like to know how to setup Synaptic or how to instruct apt-get to install/upgrade software exclusively from source. I mean, apt-get/synaptic install only pre-compiled ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I can't download anything… at all

I recently upgraded from Maveric(10.10) to 12.04 (by wiping out Maveric from my system completely) I was using a pen drive, so it messed up my grub. I finally managed to reinstall the grub on the ...
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How to remove orphaned files and residues

I'm using 12.04 LTS. After uninstalling unwanted packages using purge and autoremove commands I still have orphaned files in system / home directory (configuration and cache files mostly). Just to ...
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Installation problem /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Anything I tried to install I get this error message: No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-3.2.0-23-generic-pae ...
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Problem with gnome-tweak-tool

When I run gnome-tweak-tool after installation,the terminal shows this: WARNING : Error detecting shell Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Problem with ubuntu 12.04 installation — synaptic does not run [closed]

The machine has some problems: I can not find the Gnome 3 applications permitting to browse installed programs. Synaptic will not start (starting it opens the synaptic window, asking the password, ...
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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 ...
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Cannot install Handbrake in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10

When I go into Synaptic and try to install the handbrake-gtk, after it gives me the list of all the other packages it has to install, I get this message: The following packages have unresolved ...
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How to solve a syntax error while updating? [duplicate]

I keep getting the next message when I try to update or install a package: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:229: Extra junk at end of file I can't use synaptic or the download manager or the ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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How exactly does Synaptic keep track of “New in repository” packages?

Is this info part of APT cache or does it create a separate file to compare with new cache? Where is it stored then?
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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 ...
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How to get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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Unable to locate package texlive

I had a problem with texlive on my ubuntu 12.10. It could not find setspace.sty and tlmgr didn't work. I googled it a little but i couldn't figure it out how to solve it (i'm a rookie) So i removed ...