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

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I've recently updated to a development version of Trusty, and it disabled all the PPAs I've added. I have quite a lot of PPAs, but when I enable it in Synaptic, it automatically scrolls to the top, so ...
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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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i Cant install Kubuntu-Desktop in Ubuntu 13.10 saucy [duplicate]

I have a problem with my ubuntu 13.10 I want to install Kubuntu-desktop but do via console says it can not be installed because it depends on KWorskSpaces Kwin and I have broken packages on my system, ...
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I just installed the GMT package from synaptic, but none of the command can be found

I just downloaded the package GMT from synaptic however I cannot use any of the commands. For example, I got the package primarily for the 'minmax' command and when I type minmax file.txt I get ...
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Cannot start synaptic

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, $ uname -a Linux N5010 3.11.0-15-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 30 17:22:01 UTC 2014 x8664 x8664 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have tried installing synaptic via command line (both ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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How do you use the Synaptic packege manager for downloading packages?

I new to Ubuntu, and have just installed Synaptic. I want to Know how to use it for downloading packages and and software.Please help.
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What is the universe and the multiverse and how do you use them in the synaptic package manager

I have recently installed the synaptic package manager and there are various options related to the universe and the multiverse in it. what exactly are they and how do you you use the Synaptic ...
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Synaptic package Manager Broken packages

How to remove broken packages using synaptic package manager i already isntalled it but after selecting status it is not showing broken packages options it is only showing installed, installed ...
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I want to have a source of the latest kernel to download it on ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , and I want to download the latest Linux Headers from Synaptic .. but I NEED a source ..
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Synaptic touchpad disabled after boot

Every time I restart Ubuntu the touch pad is set to disabled. I have to manually trigger it via the keyboard short cut (FN + F7). How can I set it so it is automatically enabled?
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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 ...
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Connection Problem with update [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to install synaptic package manager using sudo apt-get update. This command has stuck at 0%. I use a network proxy setting. Internet is not working in Update ...
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Test install/uninstall

I somehow have a nvidia package (possibly nvidia-common) installed on my laptop with ATI, which causes all opengl programs broken with error: Xlib: extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0". Now ...
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How To Undo Changes In Synaptic Package Manager

I was trying to uninstall Python then reinstall it because some files from it were missing. When I clicked apply changes it uninstalled it started uninstalling things like Firefox, Compiz and other ...
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Write List of Packages installed via Manual Invocation of apt-get to File

I'm trying to install a new version of Ubuntu from scratch, but I would like a list of the packages which I manually installed (as opposed to installed as a dependency or that came with the system). ...
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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: error while loading shared libraries: libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12”

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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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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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?