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

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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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How do I prevent the current kernel from being replaced in 11.10?

So how do I do it? I Can't find sypaptic, in where I remember that I could "lock" certain packages to ensure that they kept their current version.
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Unable to login after deleting the “libxml” package in Synaptic

When I deleted the libxml in Synaptic, the Synaptic removed my ubuntu system and I cannot login! so I need reinstall the ubuntu system! Can you help me find a better solution than having to reinstall ...
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cdrom listed in mtab but not in fstab?

my problem is that the cdrom is listed properly in /etc/mtab file but not in /etc/fstab file. mtab contents: /dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0 0 0 proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev ...
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How to only apt-get upgrade Certain Applications?

I only have a traffic-limited mobile broadband connection at my disposal. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade wants to get ~500MB of data which is not feasible for me right now. Hence, is it possible to only ...
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Fresh install of lubuntu synaptic is missing the search box in the tool bar

A complete new install of lubuntu 11.10 has synaptic 0.75.2ubuntu7. Previously when using synaptic on another system there was a search box in the tool bar where a search string could be entered which ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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How do I install 32-bit perl-tgicl 2.1.1?

I'm trying to install a .deb and I need some packages but they are not on the synaptic. How can I install this packages lib32z1 libc6-i386 TGICL$ sudo dpkg -i perl-tgicl_2.1-1_all.deb Selecting ...
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Installed Wine on Lubuntu 11.10 via synaptic. It's not listed anywhere though. What went wrong?

A reboot didn't help. Can't start the program via alt/f2 neither.
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How can I set up a filter in Synaptic that finds all packages not installed from official repositories?

The custom filter options in Synaptic are kind of cryptic to me. I know over the last year and a half (I haven't fresh-installed since 10.04) I've installed several .debs and packages from PPAs. How ...
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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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How do I downgrade libglib2? (from glib 2.31 to 2.30?)

EDIT: NEW FORMULATION OF THE QUESTION I have the wrong version of libglib2 installed. I had some experimental repo that broke everything. From this source, ...
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No filter result in synaptic

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. And I always depend on synaptic to install new software because I can't remember most of the software packages' names correctly. But Today, my freshly installed Synaptic in my ...
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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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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 ...
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Why was the Synaptic package manager removed from Ubuntu 11.10?

I recently tried the new Ubuntu release and when I wanted to change the cache setting of Ubuntu update, I noticed that the Synaptic Package Manager was no longer available. Why? It was one of most ...
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How to install multiple apps in Software Center (Similar Behavior of Synaptic)

I wish to select multiple apps in Software Center and THEN tell it to install them. Same as the behavior of Synaptic where I select multiple ones and the click Install. This saves MANY clicks for me ...
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How do I add downloaded debian packages to Synaptic Package Manager?

In Synaptic, when I click File > Add downloaded packages and navigate to the folder with the debian packages, the debian packages are greyed out, which means I cannot select them.
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What are the “standard Gtk+ toolkit command line options”?

I have a problem with the 'synaptic' application (GUI version of apt), and was hoping to get some debug output from it. The man page however has just a couple of command line options and this very ...
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Software Center stops

When I wanna see the list of installed applications or search for a new one, the panels changes to blank white and stops there with waiting mouse cursor! And Synaptic give an error on one of the ...
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Command-line equivalences of some tasks in Synaptic

I already use apt-get for most of my package management. Yet, there are times when I occasionally need to use Synaptic to do certain things. I would like to learn the equivalent commands for doing the ...
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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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Which is Opera Next's directory?

I recently installed Opera Next via tar. I saw it, "played" with it, and now I want to uninstall it. Where can I find it's directory? The package is neither in Ubuntu Software Center, nor in ...
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Injecting packages installed from source into apt/synaptic

Example: I build/install SoX myself, as provided Ubuntu package did not include additional audio format libraries that I might use and it's one of the packages I want latest version anyway. Now I ...
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What is “the star” communicating in Synaptic?

A star sometimes appears next to things in the Synaptic list. What is the star there for? What is it telling me?
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“Apply” button stays grey in Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to remove 'residual config' packages in Synaptic Package Manager I am trying to get rid of old residual config package with Synaptic Package Manager by ...
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When I want to reload synaptic package manager, I get an error

When i click reload after few minutes I get this error : W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ir.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_ universe_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum ...
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Unable to remove 'residual config' packages in Synaptic Package Manager

I am using 11.04 with Synaptic Package Manager (Ver 0.70). When I select 'Status' and try to delete packages from the 'Not Installed (residual config)' option, although I can select these old ...
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Is there a way to use the search functions of synaptic from the command line?

I love Synaptic's ability to search the repo for both installed and uninstalled packages, but I would like to use this same ability through the apt command line utility, so I can search for packages ...
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Reload Package List -> Downloading Translation… failed

When using Synaptic with Ubuntu 11.04, it always tries to download lots of translation repositories, but the calls fail. This hasn't happened for me with earlier versions of Ubuntu. It's pretty ...
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How can I install a package without installing its dependencies?

I'm trying to install Alacarte and the dependencies are huge, basically all of GNOME. I know that they are unnecessary. Is there an option in Synaptic or an apt-get flag for this?
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How do I install missing dependencies on my system?

I was fooling around trying to fix this problem, and I removed some important packages. When I realized that it was cleaning out more things that I had intended, I just rebooted, rather than try to ...
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Why are (uninstalled) packages listed in the “Local” repository (in Synaptic) after an upgrade?

I just upgraded a computer from 10.10 to 11.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. (This was the first time I've actually done an upgrade.) I had a few PPA's in my setup, which got removed from my ...
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Getting Error while trying to install liferea RSS Reader

Once I Press install I get: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could ...
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Virtualbox is not updating to Version 4.1. Why?

I use VirtualBox (not the OSE version) which I installed (following the instructions at www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) using this repository: deb ...
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Does Ubuntu ever push new versions of GCC into the package repository between releases?

Current version of GCC in Ubuntu 11.04 is 4.5.2. For certain C++0x features, I need GCC version 4.6, but would like to avoid compiling from source. Is there hope that Ubuntu will update GCC in the ...
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Synaptic Pakckage Manager not working on 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update On opening the package manager I get the error E: Encountered a section with no Package: header ...
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What is the difference between remove and completely remove in synaptic package manager?

I did not notice any difference between them. I was hoping "completely remove" will remove all hidden configuration files in the home directories, but it is not doing that. So, what actually is the ...
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Can’t search for Synaptic on GNOME Shell

“Activities” view of GNOME Shell does not show up results of administrative applications, such as Synaptic. To run it, you have to use Alt+F2. I’m using it in Oneiric. Do I have to do another thing?
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How do I verify an asc key fingerprint?

At the moment, I'm trying to check the fingerprint of the oracle_vbox.asc key that I downloaded from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads: they provide the key and the fingerprint but no ...
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Why can't I completely remove any applications?

I am trying to completely remove some of the applications, using Synaptic Package Manager, that I have uninstalled in Ubuntu 11.04. I'm pretty sure I am doing everything correctly. I check the ...
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How can I prevent a package from being automatically removed in order to install another one?

This is the example: I want to install elementary-desktop (from PPA), but it requires to remove esound in order to install pulseaudio (which I removed because it was causing problems with many apps). ...
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I want to move drivers out of my archive manager/file roller

I want to move drivers that are in my archive manager/ file roller to Update manager, ubuntu software center or synaptic package manager
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Why are some Open Office packages marked as “local or obsolete” in Synaptic

This is a follow up to this question. I have not installed Open Office manually. I doubt that Open Office has been dropped from the repositories. So why are Open Office packages marked as "local or ...
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What does “local or obsolete” mean in Synaptic

In the Synaptic Package Manager there is a category "Installed (local or obsolete)". For whatever reason I have a bunch of packages listed there. As you can see from the screenshot, the packages ...
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What's the name of the program that tells you how many packages need to be updated?

what's the name of the program that tells you how many packages need to be updated when you log in? I have it on some machines but not on others. For example, it will say (from memory): 10 ...
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Synaptic “Unable to copy the user's Xauthorization file” error [closed]

Every time I start synaptic I get the following error (in screenshot)
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Why don't applications opened as root use global menu?

Why do applications like synaptic (and other that need root privilege) have their menus in the window instead of top panel? Is it going to change or will it stay like that to indicate that user is on ...
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Getting Error on Synpatic Package Manager, UbuntuTweak on the Repository and Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Everytime I tried to open Synpatic Package Manger I get ...
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Simple-CCSM won't install

I'm trying to install simple-ccsm 0.8.2-0ubuntu1 in Natty Narwhal, but I receive an error: simple-ccsm: Depends: python-compizconfig but it is not going to be installed Depends: ...