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apt-get won't handle package locking made in Synaptic

In Synaptic I locked skype to version 2.2.0.35 and the package manager is correctly ignoring newer version (it doesn't select skype upgrade). On the contrary, apt-get upgrade will propose the ...
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Can't install Synaptic or Grace on Ubuntu 12.10

I've tried installing through sudo apt-get install and software center for both Synaptic and Grace (a plotting tool). For sudo apt-get install, I get E: Package 'synaptic' has no installation ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.2.0-35

Whenever I install, update or uninstall a program in the terminal, this comes up sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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How do I add the latex backport PPAs to synaptic in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I would like to synaptic to have access to the repository files on this website: http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html I ...
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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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Is there a way to tell how a program in Synaptic was originally installed?

I'm running RStudio. There's an update available, but the update isn't in Synaptic. Synaptic is aware of RStudio, however, and shows that it is installed. I think I may have installed it initially by ...
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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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How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?

How do you create a program launcher with Alacarte (Main Menu) that has administrative privileges? I ask because I seem to have deleted the launcher for Synaptic Package Manager and whenever I start ...
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How do you remove individual packages from the list in synaptic package manager?

I would like to be able to remove references to a particular, individual package in a repository. If I do not want install something it would be nice to speed up apt-get update(by skipping those) and ...
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What can I do if Synaptic can't get the latest version of software?

I'm using Synaptic for package management on Ubuntu 12, and am currently trying to get the newest version of SWIG - 2.0.9. My currently installed package swig in Synaptic is version 2.0.7-3ubuntu1. I ...
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How to update Synaptic on 10.10 to include new packages

I would really appreciate if someone can help me out. I've been using gtk3 on 10.10 to write applications but when I start them it says Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" I ...
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Flashplugin-installer errors

I have installed flashplugin-installer through Synaptic and before have tried sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer in LXTerminal, and whenever I load Google Chrome/Chromium and navigate to a ...
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How to remove Chromium browser without removing Lubuntu Desktop

I am trying to remove the Chromium browser through Synaptic, but it tries to remove Lubuntu desktop. How can I remove it keeping Lubuntu desktop?
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How to download kde or gnome from synaptic for offline installation

I know how to install GNOME 3 and KDE using apt-get. But i want to know how to, only download, from synaptic package manager, these shells. When i search for kubuntu-desktop in synaptic then the ...
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Can't fix broken packages using Synaptic (Broken Package: Wine1.4)

Ok so I am trying to fix a broken package in order to install wine. When I do "sudo apt-get install wine" I get: sam@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for sam: Reading package ...
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problem with update

when I try to update and type: sudo apt-get update I get this error E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x /usr/bin/apt-show-versions || exit 0 ; apt-show-versions ...
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error message when opening synaptic source list line 57 [duplicate]

it seems there is a problem in my source list which I cant find; everytime I try to open synaptic this error appears: E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The ...
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is Python available in any Ubuntu installation?

Quite simply: is python already provided in any of the latest installations Ubuntu or does it have to be installed explicitly by the user? Thanks.
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TexLive and Kile

I recently had upgraded my machine from a 12.04 installation to a 12.10 version. I use LaTeX for my publication work and therefore I use TexLive and Kile, both of which are on the Ubuntu Package list. ...
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Synaptic proxy can't remove

hello couple of days ago i set a proxy for synaptic and then last night i disabled the proxy and tried to reload the list of packages. but the proxy wasn't disabled and i couldn't do it with apt-get ...
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Is there an intelligent way to look for packages in the repository?

I would like to know if there is an intelligent program that helps find packages in the repositories. I mean a program that uses intelligent algorithms or that has an advanced search engine where yo ...
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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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Error while installing an application

So i have installed synaptic package manager.. via it, i have checked once libopencv-highgui-dev and applied complete removal.. after that i installed it... now everytime i try to install an ...
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How di I fix this Synaptic manager error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM Synaptic manager is giving me the following error: Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ ...
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Installing package + dependancies and removing them all

I currently use Xubuntu and was considering installing/trying GNOME Shell or Cinnamon by installing their respective metapackage. However, doing so would result in a massive number of dependencies ...
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Is running Latest Firefox on older versions of Ubuntu possible?

Is running Latest Firefox (ver. 16) on Ubuntu 8.04 possible? If so, what do I need to do to accomplish this? (If I can keep that latest support Firefox 3.6.17 alongside the latest Firefox 16, that's ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 Update Manager and synaptic Package Manager not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.1, 64bit on Intel Quad core system. There is a Red Circle with ...
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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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Synaptic 'initialize', 'initialise' - why the difference?

British English is the language we oldies (baby-boomers) had to learn in Australia, so 'initialiSe' is correct. USA English has -iZe, instead of -iSe - so what language is Synaptic using: British or ...
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Package Manager cannot access repositories but internet is working

I am currently at a conference in another country and my package manager cannot access repositories. My internet is working fine and I can ping the repositories or go to them in a browser, but ...
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How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically?

today at startup my Tb (not precisely sure what version it was) asked if it should check compatibility of the lightning calendar addon. That is to say it displayed in a list windows the only item: ...
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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 ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't launch from the Application Menu

My synaptic package manager not launching from application menu but i can launch it from terminal with gksudo synaptic . I have tried several times but from application menu i can't launch it . The ...
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How can I theme Synaptic Manager?

I use Lubuntu 12.04 and a gtk2 theme, Elegant Arch. With such a theme, gtk2 applications like Thunar will be themed, while others like Nautilus, would be not (see this question ant the images ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Between SynPackManager, Update Manager, and apt-get, which is the healthiest for my system?

I've been bouncing a lot between a few different update methods to see which I prefer the most, and I was wondering which of these is the 'healthiest' for the system, or what your preferred update ...
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Synaptic package manager has stopped working in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Synaptic package manager was working in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation under Unity, but it recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It does work when I switch to KDE. Suggestions?
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Is it possible to accelerate downloads in Synaptic Manager?

In Terminal that is possible by using apt-fast (using Axel). But is it possible to put to work Axel and apt-fast in Synaptic Manager? I found this suggestion, but I would not attempt it without the ...
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How to pinch zoom in 12.04 using (magic) trackpad

I use the magic trackpad on my desktop, and my laptop has a synaptic trackpad. Both machines run on Xubuntu 12.04, and vertical/horizontal two-fingers scrolling work out of box, but I cannot pinch ...
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Installing debian package through Synaptic

I want to install a .deb file. After going through various questions, I came across these three options: dpkg, GDebi and Ubuntu Software Center. However, I want to install the. Deb file via Synaptic ...
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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 ...
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Error opening Synaptic Manager or Update Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Opening Update I get this: An unresolvable problem ...
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How to resume interrupted installation in Synaptic Manager?

I use Lubuntu 12.04 and have tried to install lubuntu-restricted-extras in Synaptic. It seemed stuck at one point: when asked to accept some Microsoft EULA for fonts (I guess), I hit Enter and it ...
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Synaptic Package Manager looking bad under Gnome Shell [Ubuntu 12.04]

This is my first question and I really hope that is has not been answered anywhere, as I could not find it during the search I performed. I am working under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome Shell (Gnome ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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Should I upgrade linux-headers-generic, linux-image-generic?

I used the 12.04 minimal installation image/ CLI installer to install the base operating system. Once the base system was installed I did the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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Integration of manually locally installed libs into system?

I have manually built numpy, scipy, matplotlib etc - without root privilages. Now when I'm trying to install anything related - synaptic suggest me to install all the libs system wide. Is there a way ...
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Is there way to Accelerate Package Downloads in slow connections? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading ubuntu with some thing which can make more than one connection I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to download all (for a specified installation) packages ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Synaptic tooltips are white on yellow

Ubuntu 12.04/Precise Gnome Classic (no effects) Metacity GnomishDark theme Hi, Any ideas/suggestions on how to change the Synaptic white on yellow tooltip color ? Thanks-in-advance, - Robert