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

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Synaptic freezes at start

this is a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, using Gnome Flashback Mode. Synaptic made problems from the beginning, directly after its installation. Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed in parallel, never ...
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how do I downgrade google chrome?

Presumably after an update, google chrome has very serious problems with page rendering. I want to downgrade it. (Switching to vmlinuz.old and initrd.img.old did not help). $ apt-cache policy ...
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Synaptic Package Manager console size

When using Synaptic Package Manager I select packages to be upgraded, after clicking Apply it shows the changes in a Terminal Window (like I want it to). BUT the terminal window is tiny in size, ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with the software updater, the synaptic package manager and the ubuntu software center. When I use the terminal to update, I receive the following error: Reading package lists... ...
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unable to run make during installation of kernel 3.3.6

desktop:~/Desktop/linux-3.3.6$ make xconfig make[1]: Warning: File `scripts/kconfig/.zconf.tab.o.cmd' has modification time 1.7e+04 s in the future CHECK qt * Unable to find the QT4 tool qmake. ...
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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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How can i download softwares in offline pc with all dependencies, library without command line [duplicate]

i have removed ubuntu more than 5 times due to the inability of ubuntu to just install softwares from my pendrive...i have internet in college but internet is very cosly for my home to afford in ...
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Errors when using `Read Markings` of Synaptic to restore installed-packages

I am trying to restore my older Ubuntu installation following this reply and I was at the step of restoring the installed packages. The problem is that this process after a while, printed this: ...
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How to set proxy in synaptic package manager?

I am using Synaptic package manager in ubuntu 14.04. How to setup proxy in Synaptic Package Manager?
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MySQL Broken Package on Xubuntu 14.04

Installing LAMP on Xubuntu today with apt-get install lamp-server^, I got the following error: E: Failed to fetch ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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Is there a way to open synaptic package manager with specific Custom Filter selected?

I have created a custom filter for specific set of tools. I want to start SPM (synaptic package manager) with the above mentioned filter so that synaptic open with list of tools I wants to show. I ...
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Synaptic stuck - showing a dpkg error

I was installing Dropbox when, for some reason, the process got stuck. Synaptic (and apt-get) stopped working after that. I tried some hacks I found on the net and ended up deleting ...
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Can not install applications - Packet Manager will not launch [duplicate]

When I try and launch the synaptic packet manager I get the following error and then the application closes. E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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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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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Release configuration problem with Synaptic Package Manager

I recently updated my Ubuntu 10 (lucid) to 14 (trusty). Now the synaptic package manager refuses to start saying: E: The value 'lucid' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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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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What will be the default set of package management tools in future versions of Ubuntu?

With the introduction of Ubuntu Software Centre, I remember reading, though I can't find any reliable source right now, that the various package managers were going to eventually be deprecated. ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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Synaptic Package Manager [duplicate]

When I reload in Synaptic Package Manager, I get this: The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed ...
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Asking to install package when it is already installed - Ubuntu 12.04

I am asked to install a package libldns-dev in order to install some software (FreeSwitch). Although it is installed already and I have already run the command updatedb but still it is asking me to ...
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Is there a browser based apt-offline / keryx alternative

I have a unique problem that has been plaguing me for a looong time. I work for the government, I have a windows computer at work that has internet access but it is very locked down. I also have a ...
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Various problems upon boot

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on an Asus Eee PC with 160g HDD and 2GiB RAM. It ran fine for two days, then today, when I booted up my computer, my color scheme had changed. The top bar on my ...
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Error on Synaptic Reload

Error on Reloading Synaptic Package Manager. "Could not download all repository indexes." Problem with Medibuntu repositories. something wicked happened. How do i resolve this? "Failed to fetch ...
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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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I accidently locked some packages in synaptic, how can I undo these?

If possible I would like to list them first and select which one to remove OR remove them all. Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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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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Error installing packages using Synaptic in Ubuntu 14.04 ?

Each time I install something with synaptic I received the following error when I click in details: (synaptic:16174): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed The ...
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Error while installing iTunes 10

I have used Ubuntu for several years, and I am trying to install iTunes10 64 bit, and i had download the setup file from the internet now using PlayonLinux to install it, and there is an error while ...
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How to list packages of a repository section at the command line?

In Synaptic, one can list packages by section. For example, in the image below all packages of the "Amateur Radio (universe)" section are listed. How can I get such a list (edit: with package ...
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Deadlock-broken packages during Ubuntu 12.4 update: libjpeg-turbo8:amd64 and libjpeg-turbo8:i386

The problem I have not used my Ubuntu 12.4 (64 bit) netbook for about a year, and yesterday I tried to install one year worth of updates at once. The update did not go smoothly: I had to restart the ...
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Which is the best method to install/uninstall apps in Ubuntu?

While apps can be installed with the apt-get command, Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Centre, can anybody throw some light on which is the best method? I recently installed kubuntu-desktop ...
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Advanced inertial scrolling configuration

Is it possible configure the synaptic inertial scrolling in a way so it is disrupted when any key is pressed on the keyboard? To explain this question: I often use shortcuts. Now when I am for ...
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How can I use the last version of Frescobaldi?

I have Frescobaldi Frescobaldi 2.0.7 with: Python: 2.7.6 Qt: 4.8.6 PyQt4: 4.10.4 sip: 4.15.5 Linux-3.13.0-24-generic-i686-with-Ubuntu-14.04-trusty I knew that this is an older version so I asked ...
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HP Pinter driver (HPLIP) installations methods

Sorry but I have another newbie question. I installed HPLIP using the command line method, but ended up with the common GyPO error. Sad to say in trying to correct the issue I ended up with a bigger ...
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Uninstall yesterday's synaptic packages with virtual terminal on Ubuntu 14.04

How to uninstall packages that were installed on 10 May 2014, using only a virtual terminal? Available are virtual terminals, using Ctrl+Alt+F1 or +F2. Going back to the screen with Ctrl+Alt+F7 is ...
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I can't edit, update, remove or install my broken packages [closed]

I have an elementary OS based on Ubuntu 12.04. When i open synaptic package manager and I want to fix broken package, i get the following result and I can't update, remove or install any package: ...
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Fail to start Synaptic on Ubuntu 14.04

Just did fresh install Ubuntu 14.04, which comes with unity, and after that I installed ubuntu gnome desktop. At the beginning synaptic has no problem, then after I installed another package (gimp,if ...
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Unable to apt-get update, Synaptic for apt and muon does not start, no way even using a terminal

I am pretty new using Linux and use to mess up my system testing and trying. So, synaptic does not start as all I have to get packets and updates. Here is error's message I had (English isn't my ...
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Wbat does it mean, by this question [duplicate]

I am attempting to get into Synaptic Package Manager, and it is now saying: You must manually instruct: dpkg-configure-a How do I do this? Regards, Thomas
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Ubuntu Stopping at Boot Screen

So, I was installing some packages via Synaptic. They were for my fan and hot keys. It froze durning installation, so I rebooted it, only to get stuck at the splash screen. I'm guessing it's just not ...
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How synaptic “Add Downloaded Packages” Works?

I have downloaded deb packages. When I use synaptic- Add downloaded packages It just download some packages but not add (install) my all packages (Even main package!). According to my assumption, ...
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Cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 fresh. The package list is up to date. The problem is I cannot search for packages to install using muon or synaptic. The package is there in the list of packages. But when ...
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How to find out which packages have been installed from .deb files

I've previously installed some packages from .deb files using gdeb. I've now forgotten which ones. As I will soon update from Precise to Trusty, I'd like to uninstall them & go back to the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit Chromium doesn't work

Chromium doesn't start, so tried to reinstall. But the problem is still there. Same problem with Synaptic Package Manager. Maybe other programs I haven't tried.
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Synaptic Loading/Running Slowly [closed]

Synaptic has been running extremely slow lately, it's been taking ages to start up and goes dark (what an program does when it's not responding). After installing stuff, it goes dark again, and ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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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 ...