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

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How to fix broken repository information?

I have the small red cross icon in my indicator applet, and upon hovering it says that An error occurred while checking for updates. Because of this, I can't edit the selected repositories through ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What does 'Lock Version' do?

Having installed an experimental version of dropbox and installed in manually, i dont want the deb in synaptic to download any updates (as theyll over write the changes ive done manually i assume). ...
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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 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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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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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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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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apt-get vs. aptitude .vs synaptic compatibility

I had been a Debian user for almost 3 years... but memories have gone really fuzzy... I "kind of" remember that I should only use one of the package managers... Either apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic, ...
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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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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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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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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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PPAs not showing up in synaptic?

for some reason several PPAs are not visible in the side-panel of synaptic, nor are their apps available when searched for. but they are visible when clicking settings > repositories, and they all ...
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update g++ through synaptic package manager

Currently g++ 4.4.3 is installed on my Ubuntu, but I want to update it to 4.6.3 version. When I search "g++" in synaptic package manager there is nothing about newer versions. How can I update my g++ ...
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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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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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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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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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How to run Synaptic with sudo privileges?

How to launch a program with sudo privilege in Unity? I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I used this command but it doesn't really work: sudo synaptic
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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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Synaptic Dependency Error

Every time i install/remove something via Synaptic, I always get this error E: foomatic-filters: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10 E: rsyslog: subprocess ...
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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
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hE: g15daemon: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing various programs on synaptic and in terminal I got on 12.04 version of Lubuntu 64bit, I get this error message: hE: g15daemon: subprocess installed post-installation script ...
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synaptic package manager language problem

My synaptic package manager is showing weird behavior like "only synaptic manager is displayed in the chinese language" and "only it is shown in classic UI whereas every other application has theme ...
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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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apt error while insalling application

I tried to install phpmyadmin from synaptic. after successfull installation I noticed the config file is empty so I removed it and tried to install it again but I got this error: no type given for ...
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Is there a way to set/change proxy in synaptic package manager from terminal?

I want to change proxy settings of Synaptic package manager from terminal. I see that editing /etc/apt/apt.conf file does not work, i.e., even if I change proxy settings here, or anywhere, Synaptic ...
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How to safely uninstall alternative package version?

Sometime ago, I installed S3TC packages via PPA to get the most updated package version. But now I want to uninstall it and get back the "standard" Ubuntu package version. When I tried to remove it ...
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Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing

Synaptic keeps crashing. When I open it, it asks for the sudo password. I give the password, then the synaptic window flashes for less than a second and then goes away. What's wrong? After seeing ...