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

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What is Not installed (residual config) in synaptic manager?

When I open synaptic package manager, I found some packages under status - Not installed(residual config) as below screen-shot: I want to know that what are these packages/configs? Why it is called ...
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After installing untrusted package, majority of existing packages require removal

I was trying to install a TOX client to my system but I ran into a dependency mismatch (libstdc++ ) and so I went into synaptic to install the package and it came up with an untrusted/not ...
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How to find out what commands are run behind synaptic package manager?

I would like to know what CLI commands are run behind the actions of synaptic package manager we select to perform in synaptic's GUI? Actions such as generate dependencies and dependents, removal and ...
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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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Touchscreen and Auto Rotate

I have an HP Pavillion x360 that came OEM with Windows 8.1. Due to my work I was required to dual boot with Kubuntu 14.04. After some time Kubuntu managed to delete a Windows partition and end the ...
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Synaptic Package Manager Reload Error

I'm getting this error when I try to reload Synaptic, I installed apps in terminal via ppa's I found on launchpad.net and dep files from other developer sites... Could not download all repository ...
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How do set .deb to run with synaptic?

My problem is that i can't find synaptic when I click on more programs how to set the .deb files to run with synaptic?
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Can I use Launchpad to replace the ubuntu software centre? [duplicate]

I found https://launchpad.net/ there's loads of applications to choose from there it seems like all of them. You've got to add the ppa, update then install the applications. This can be pretty ...
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Synaptic package manager and security / encryption

Does Synaptic package manager use security / encryption in looking for and downloading updates? Or, how can I 1)verify ssh or another protocol is being used, and/or 2)get to the screen that controls ...
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How to show urgent upgrades in synaptic

At times, I would like to use Synaptic to find only those upgradable packages that have high urgency upgrades available. Is there a way to define a filter that does this? Example: today I upgraded ...
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Synaptic Package Manager dependency is not satisfiable

I am not familiar with linux but I am learning I installed the latest Ubuntu 14 on my machine vostro 1000. 64 bits. I do not have WIFI working and try to follow the topics ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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touchpad does not work in HP Pavilion X2 tablet

I just installed the last version of ubuntu 64 bits in this tablet that had the windows 8. All seems alright including the toucscreen but the touchpad does not work. How to solve this? I tried to ...
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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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Problem with ubuntu 12.04 installation — synaptic does not run [closed]

The machine has some problems: I can not find the Gnome 3 applications permitting to browse installed programs. Synaptic will not start (starting it opens the synaptic window, asking the password, ...
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“dpkg status database is locked by another process” while trying to use dpkg along Synaptic

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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Uninstall selected packages by date [duplicate]

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Synaptic package manager question

Why does the synaptic package manager display results for applications that have already been removed?
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Ubuntu and Lubuntu dual Desktop. Now want to go back to old login screen [duplicate]

I installed both Lubuntu and Ubuntu and Lubuntu's login screen took over. However the Ubuntu login screen looks better. How do I get to the old login screen? (I did a complete removal on every ...
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How to: Make a “restore point” in Ubuntu, in case I break something? [duplicate]

How can i make a snapshot, a "restore point" in Ubuntu for when im about to try something I think is clever but turns out to be a "oh crap, not again" ?
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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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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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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 ...