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

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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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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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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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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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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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Synaptic package manager is missing

There is no synaptic package manager in 11.10,how should i completely remove(Purge) an installed application? Does clicking on "install" on any software in Ubuntu Software centre means that the ...
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Issue with dependencies when trying to install Wine and Synaptic

I am running 12.04 ubuntu on a dual-boot with win 7 and i have been trying to install Wine however I had a bunch of dependency issues. So I then tried using Synaptic which will not install either ...
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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 upgrade....
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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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How to open the Synaptic Package Manager in Unity?

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10. How to open the Synaptic Package Manager?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 python-software-...
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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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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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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 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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Possible problems in mixed use of apt-get, aptitude and synaptic

Even though aptitude and synaptic are both front-end to the APT (and I myself stick only with apt-get), peculiarities in each of the available dpkg/APT frontends seem to cause problems and confusions ...
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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 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 ...
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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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Synaptic won't start after upgrading to 12.04 [closed]

I've Ubuntu 12.04 (upgrade) in my notebook (axioo m12cw)...i tried to install synaptic package manager,but it won't start since upgrading to 12.04..but if i using Ubuntu software center,it's run ...
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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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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 have ...
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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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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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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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