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 difficult. Then I searched for synaptic in Dash home but I can't find it. I downloaded the synaptic package. Can you please help me installing synaptic offline?

Thanks in advance

  • You may have to mount the Windows Drives (C:, D:) in Ubuntu to access the files. Has this been done? – thefourtheye May 18 '13 at 8:23

By default, the Ubuntu Software Center is used for installing packages and/or new software. Try looking for "Ubuntu Software Center" in the dash instead of synaptic package manger.

If you really want to install synaptic package mangager, see this question


The easiest way to install synaptic, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Once done, just search for synaptic in Dash, and when you start it, just enter your password, and you're set.

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For The Ubuntu Software Center, just click on the icon shown in the image below

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You can just install gdebi Package Installer.

enter image description hereRight click the package and click install.

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