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

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Packages Missing from Synaptic Can't Lock Their Versions

I have a recurring problem of updates tremendously slowing down my wi-fi / ethernet connections, so I rolled back my system using Timeshift and I would like to use Synaptic's "Lock Versions" ...
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synaptic seems to have only already installed packages

My synaptic seems to have only already installed packages: Here what I see I have tried to reload the source list as: sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.save /etc/apt/sources.list I have also tried to go ...
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I'm on Ubuntu 20,I got this error while reloading synaptic,tried to solve NO_PUBKEY thing several times,but couldn't,do help

Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file '/root/.synaptic/tmp//tmp_sh' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)GPG error: https://cli.github.com/packages ...
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Will the removal of many packages (in order to accommodate installing a single package) cause my system to malfunction?

I am running Ubuntu 21.10/Gnome. I was browsing packages using Synaptic when I discovered libmp3splt. I selected to install it when I got a dialog showing me all the packages (e.g., alsa-base, linux-...
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Running GUI apps under WSL

I can't run GUI apps under WSL. First, I tried running Synaptic, but it showed this message: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused Failed to initialize GTK. Probably you're ...
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Running Synaptic under WSL

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on WSL on Windows 11. I installed the synaptic package manager and tried to run it through sudo synaptic, but it gives me this as a result: Unable to init server: Could ...
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How can I browse non-snap software online?

How can I browse non-snap software for Ubuntu 20.04 online? This nine-year-old thread suggests apps.ubuntu.com, which redirects to snapcraft.io, which appears to contain only snaps. I'm trying to find ...
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sudo applications not shows up

if I try to launch an application from prompt with sudo, its window does not show up but I can see the icon on the status bar: if I launch thunar, it works, but if I launch sudo thunar, sudo GParted ...
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How to make synaptic use default browser?

My default browser is Firefox, but when I click on a link "visit homepage" inside synaptic it opens the link in Chrome instead. How do I make it open links in the default browser instead?
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Where can I see how a program was installed?

Is there a way to see whether any one application was installed via Snap, from a PPA, via downloaded deb or from a standard repository? At the moment, I have Zoom installed on my Focal 20.04 laptop. I'...
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Synaptic Package Manager error [duplicate]

This is the error I received: E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'if /usr/bin/test -w /var/lib/command-not-found/ -a -e /usr/lib/cnf-update-db; then /usr/lib/cnf-update-db &...
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Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP - broken package that cannot be fixed in Synaptic

Hope someone can help - complete novice at this and seem to be stuck in a loop. Running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on a standalone laptop Have got a red 'no entry' type error message top right of my screen ...
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Synaptic Package Manager: the Properties and Search buttons

In the new version of Synaptic, the Properties and Search buttons are aligned on the right. How can I move the Search and Properties buttons to the left hand side? I tried to replace the file /usr/...
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Problem while updating Ubuntu 20.04 with Synaptic

I try to update Ubuntu 20.04 using Synaptic, but the update generates an error: E: se interrumpió la ejecución de dpkg, debe ejecutar manualmente «dpkg --configure -a» para corregir el problema E: ...
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Could not download all repository indexes (Synaptic) (Terminal)

in synaptic: Could not download all repository indexes 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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How do I install a package with synaptic?

I looked for some help, but the image and tips didn't fit my synaptic. Here is how my Synaptic Package Manager looks:
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20.04 Synaptics package manager not supported [duplicate]

Installing from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/focal/amd64/synaptic/0.84.6ubuntu5  should work, doesn't Nothing else does. Failed to install  - file not supported $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="...
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problems with the gcc-10-base architecture

The /var/lib/dpkg folders and files were mistakenly deleted. Almost all issues have been fixed except for the gcc-10-base architecture. The errors are: sudo apt update --fix-missing [sudo] password ...
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synaptic is nolonger showing package descriptions on any of the packages [duplicate]

All that shows is just a 1 line repeat of the package name, is there a setting or fix for this? im running ubuntu focal
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Synaptic won't open in Ubuntu 20.04 -- An error occurred

Today I installed synaptic on my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. For awhile, it ran just fine. Then I decided to try to add the opera browser repository and things started to go wrong. Now when I try ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - pkexec doesn't start synaptic anymore

Since a couple of days I encounter a problem with one of my app starters in the dash. When I try to start synaptic nothing happens anymore. At least most of the time. Sometimes it starts normally, but ...
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Installing libpci-dev library in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver) [duplicate]

I am trying to install libpci-dev library in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS since I am working on Linux driver stuff that communicates with a board over PCIe. However, using apt-get command I get the following ...
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how to uninstall eclipse (installed using .tar.gz)

I installed eclipse using the .tar.gz file here: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ However, I could not find it in synaptic package manager and when I ran apt-get remove eclipse, it said that the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 stopped to see updates from third-party repositories

I have several third party repositories configured in my Ubuntu 16.04 instance. For example I have this https://launchpad.net/~jonathonf/+archive/ubuntu/vim for latest vim versions. It was working ...
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Could not download all repository indexes ppa mssql

when reloading the Synaptic package I face the below popup msg mas
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Is there a way to pass flags to dpkg (such as `--force-overwrite`) with Synaptic?

I still use Synaptic for package management, and I'd like to be able to pass arguments such as '--force-overwrite', to avoid certain errors. Is this possible?
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Making an icon out of synaptic

I'm a Ubuntu newbie and only using Ubuntu 16.04 (kind of scared to try to move to 18.04 or 20.04). So, I know that I'm behind but 16.04 is fine for my current purposes. From googling for how to ...
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Undocumented Synaptic options?

Where can I find information about hidden Synaptic commands such as synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id --set-selections-file --progress-str --finish-str and also internal ...
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Installs without updating grub?

I have a custom grub menu entry for PrimeOS that gets messed with every time I install something. Any way to do installs without automatically updating grub?
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How to Change from generic ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu-Studio

I just purchased my first notebook, BA10, from Tuxedo Linux and it is lacking a CD-DVD-BLURAY, but is loaded with generic Ubuntu 20.04. There are 3 PPA's from Tuxedo loaded but I want the latest ...
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Unable to uninstall a program [Ubuntu 20.04.1]

Rambox was causing a few issues for me and I wanted to remove it and reinstall it. When I tried to do it using the Store, I got this "error": Unable to remove "Rambox CE": Cannot ...
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Citing for cache lock: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 12111 (synaptic)...4s [duplicate]

I'm getting the error when I run sudo apt upgrade: Citing for cache lock: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 12111 (synaptic)...4s So, I tried sudo lsof /var/lib/...
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Why do some Synaptic Package Manager actions have to be executed twice on Ubuntu MATE 20.04?

Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Often (maybe always) when Synaptic Package Manager is used to remove packages, it throws a bogus error. Then I do the exact same action again and it works. This same action works ...
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Synaptic - How can I search in only my installed programs?

I want to use Synaptic Package Manager to search for a keyword and list all packages that contain that keyword in the name or description of the package. I can search for keywords in synaptic, but ...
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Synaptic Package Manager won't open at all

I've just attempted to open Synaptic Package Manager several times, without success. After I go into the Preferences menu and click on it, my cursor briefly shows that it's waiting or loading, but ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu

When I start my computer and boot into Ubuntu, the Ubuntu loading sign shows up (Ubuntu 20.04), However, the lock screen doesn't... Just a black screen. This happened after I tried to remove KDE from ...
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mysql-server-8.0 conflict, unable to install due to a conflict with "itself" [duplicate]

---I have already tried (twice)--- Install of mysql-server after mariadb fails mariadb is not the issue because although it was installed on this computer, all dependencies have already been removed, ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn'd know about Snap (Gnome Software Center), and vice versa

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (upgraded from 19.10, upgraded from 18.04). I discovered, since 18.04, there are a lot of apps from Snap (Gnome Software Center) that Synaptic Package Manager doesn't know, ...
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How can I fix Malformed line (54) when gedit wont load? [duplicate]

Malformed line (54) error message gedit not running, cannot fix as line editor will not load. I cannot load any new software or programs. gedit worked before when I was in dual boot but I wiped ...
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Where do the Synaptic Programs Go? [duplicate]

I've been a Linux user all this week and graduated to finding programs in a repository, marking and applying while the system installs. I search everywhere and cannot find anything. Is there a step ...
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How to have both arch=amd64 and trusted=yes in sources.list of apt package manager?

What do I want to do? You can have deb [trusted=yes] http://pathtoserver/ubuntu bionic main deb [arch=amd64] http://pathtoserver/ubuntu bionic main in sources.list separately. Is there a way I ...
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How to Uninstall FSearch software

I installed the search utility for fsearch byr running the following sudo apt install git build-essential automake autoconf libtool pkg-config intltool autoconf-archive libpcre3-dev libglib2.0-dev ...
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Snap Package installation in Chroot environment

I have a Chroot ubuntu environment installed in my Ubuntu 18.04 host computer. When I try to install a snap package in the chroot environment, the package gets installed in my host computer and not ...
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Synaptic founds version from repositories of newer distro

i don't know if this was asked before. After a quick search i did'nt find anything like this. So, after a do-release-upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 my sources probably somehow got messy, i don't know. ...
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ubuntu 18.04 gramps package does not install with synaptic package manager

I am using ubuntu 18.04 with synaptic package manager, and the "gramps" package is available. When I try to install several several command lines are broken such as W: Failed to fetch http://ny-...
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2 versions on the same software with different features [duplicate]

I installed Darktable in the past through Ubuntu Software Center and it worked perfectly. However, in the Darktable preferences tab, OpenCL was not enabled. I really want to have OpenCl enabled as ...
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Installation MScore fonts: first not found and not extracted, perhaps not fixed [duplicate]

1 Starting points and intents I wish to have the Windows/MSDOS fonts installed in my Ubuntu 18.04, installing the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.6ubuntu2). 2 Ubuntu 18.04 2.1 The Synaptic way ...
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How to find installed apt in Ubuntu Mate 16?

I installed Alice via Synaptic few days ago using Ubuntu Mate 16.04.06, but I can't find and run it thou... how to run it?? It's not on the Applications drop-down. I ran it via terminal few days ago ...
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List all packages that synaptic calls "local or obsolete" using command line [duplicate]

I seek a command line solution to list all packages that synaptic displays as "local or obsolete". This answer to this question gives the command aptitude search ~o which gives a partial list. I ...
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Xubuntu 18.04.2 : Synaptic lists the network manager under Installed (local or obsolete)

Xubuntu 18.04.2 In Synaptic > Status > Installed (local or obsolete) I have: -- libnm-glib-vpn1 -- libnm-glib4 -- libnm-util2 -- libnm0 -- network-manager all with {Installed,Latest} Version 1.10....
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