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

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How to find and delete duplicated sources list entries? [duplicate]

Is there a command line to find and delete duplicated entries in the /etc/apt/sources.list file? or is this possible via synaptic perhaps?
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What's the difference between package managers?

I know Ubuntu/Kubuntu has several programs that can be used to install packages, such as apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic (and perhaps others). What are the differences between them, and which one is ...
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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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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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sudo apt-get update giving error about duplicate

Getting an error about duplicate sources, how can I get around this?
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Assign highest priority to my local repository

Summary How can I make apt-get prefer local repository packages instead of downloading again the same package version from official repositories? The local repository is signed and trusted. We've ...
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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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How to delete History of installed packages

I need to delete the Synaptic/Software Center history(commit logs). How can I go about doing this?
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Backup Software Sources

In Ubuntu 10.04, when I goto System > Administration > Software Sources and goto the Authentication tab, I can view all of my keys allowing me to download from third party sources. How would I back ...
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“Dependency is not satisfiable” error when trying to install an application

When I try to install glchess in Synaptic I get this error At a certain time I installed the Gnome desktop and a lot of games that came with it and then uninstalled the games. Now I want chess ...
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How do I add the mainline kernel PPA?

How can I add the mainline kernel ppa to the synaptic software sources? I have the url: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ but I am missing the ppa: line.
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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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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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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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Broken Package error after updating

I updated my system using the Update Manager and now I am getting a Broken Package error. I went into Synaptic Package Manager and clicked on Fix Broken Packages but then I got this error. E: ...
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How to determine the size of a package in terminal prior to downloading?

When using apt-get install <package_name>, and there are dependencies that need to be downloaded, the terminal outputs names of additional packages and total size, and asks for confirmation ...
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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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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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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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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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“E: Package ‘synaptic’ has no installation candidate” when trying to install synaptic

ilshat@lpt:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Package synaptic is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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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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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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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 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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Which packages recommended 'Missing Recommends'?

The Synaptic Package Manager has a custom filter "Missing Recommends". Is there a way to find out which packages installed on my system recommended the packages listed in this filter?
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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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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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How do I install packages to an 8.10 system?

I am trying to copy some files from a disused Ubuntu 8.10 system. To do that I need to install nfs, portmap, etc., since those are not already installed. So I open Synaptic to install the packages. ...
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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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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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Firefox update fails with “not found” error

I got 3 update notifications for firefox: Yet when I click update, it fails with a "not found" error: Any idea why this is? How to fix this?
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Need to downgrade a package with many dependents

In order to get a working low-power video card setup I decided to use a custom xserver from Andrikos:ppa. It worked well, but when the official release caught up to the bug fixes I dried to drop the ...
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Missing libqt3-mt in 13.04

I have an application that requires the libqt3-mt package, in particular it's asking for libqt-mt.so.3. It worked OK under Ubuntu 12.04, but I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and the package is missing ...
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Installing .deb file 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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After force-installing a 32-bit deb failed, how can I install the 64-bit version?

I tried to dpkg -i --force-architecture google-earth-stable_i386.deb and it failed. But now when I try to install the amd64.deb it fails saying dpkg: error processing ...
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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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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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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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Mouse Freezes On XOrg Load [closed]

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm joining the crowd of people who are experiencing mouse freezing/unresponisveness after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. On the login screen, I can move the mouse and ...
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Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?
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How to hold a package back from being upgraded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to forbid a specific package to be updated? I don't want my kernel or grub updated until I do it manually. Is this possible in Ubuntu (10.04, I suppose)?
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How does synaptic package manager work?

I always wondered how the synaptic package work? I always wanted to know it's secrets. Can someone tell me?
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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 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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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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How do you use the Synaptic packege manager for downloading packages?

I new to Ubuntu, and have just installed Synaptic. I want to Know how to use it for downloading packages and and software.Please help.
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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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Can Synaptic sort packages by time?

I know Software Center can do this (in the "History" section), but I've yet to find a filter/column in Synaptic that will sort the packages by the time they were installed/removed. I could really use ...
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unable to use synaptic via launcher

When I open synaptic via launcher on gnome-panel, it opens and asks me for the password but if I enter the password, it says its wrong even though the password is correct and it used to work OK few ...