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

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synaptic is nolonger showing package descriptions on any of the packages

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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Can ubuntu-software be taught to show apps that were installed by apt and synaptic?

Ubuntu 20.04 running on HP EliteDesk mini desktop. ubuntu-software shows the one app that it installed today, but nothing else.
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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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On 20.04.1 synaptic no longer shows filter criterion of '“installed (auto-removable)” on one machine

I have a laptop and a desktop machine, both with Ubuntu 20.04.1 installed. Both are regularly updated with the software updater and have synaptic package manager version 0.84.6 installed and are ...
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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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How to install a .deb pacage without internet AND Synaptic? [duplicate]

I am having an issue with installing a .deb file. I have tried already: sudo dpkg -i my_file.deb (Yes I've made it executable with chmod: +x my_file.deb) and the package manager. Please Help.
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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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How to get any software update in synaptic? [duplicate]

Will I get any software update ever, in synaptic? For instance, synaptic has mkvtoolnix 45 where the latest stable mkvtoolnix 48 has been released. Why?
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Synaptic error message about mysql-server-8.0 when upgrading a package

When upgrading a package via Synaptic I'm getting the following error message: E: mysql-server-8.0: installed mysql-server-8.0 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 ...
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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

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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Unable to install synaptic [duplicate]

I am unable to install synaptic on my system. I have tried the following but no luck. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install synaptic I get the output: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Synaptic Package manager not showing installed package virtualenv

This is sort of confusing. I have synaptic package manager version 0.84.3(latest). It is showing virtualenv as 'not installed' although it has been installed. When i do the following in CLI virtualenv ...
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Install old Java8 version

I've installed Java 1.8.0_201, but i need the 8.161 version to run a software. I try with Synaptic but i can't downgrade java. I try do download the .tar file from this website but i don't know how ...
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Installing wine uninstalls other programs [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 ..Using apt and synaptic when trying to install apt says that I have broken packages and synaptic wants to uninstall programs that I use in order to install wine what is a good ...
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404 error for “http://ubuntu.vargonen.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 sgml-data all 2.0.10” when trying to install Synaptic [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: docbook-xml ...
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pkexec hanging in gnome 3.28 & xorg, takes forever to proceed, how to fix it?

After the OS is running for a while, it may trigger for a bug that caused pkexec (including any application that use it, including synaptic) to hang. This can only be recovered from relaunching OS or ...
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How do I install/update rasterio offline when the installation procedure given is to install with pip3?

https://github.com/mapbox/rasterio/blob/master/docs/installation.rst I installed the rasterio using these commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ pip3 ...
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Synaptic installed programmes

When listing "Installed" GIMP with Synaptic it shows 2.8.2-0.1, this is even after running Reload, however I recently updated to 2.10.6 also I cannot find a listing of 2.10.6 as being installed. I'd ...
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Unable to locate Package Synaptic [duplicate]

I am beginning to explore Ubuntu as a new user. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS from a flash drive. In attempting to install software that was not already bundled in the Ubuntu download I read on ...
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Several applications not lauching after upgrade (Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04)

After upgrade to 18.04, several applications don't open anymore. Synapctic, SweetHome3d, the game 0ad, etc. Trying to launch it via terminal, 0ad, I got this: dbus[2283]: arguments to ...
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Can't run synaptic package manager on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I installed synaptic through terminal, but I didn't find it when I search for it, so I uninstalled it. I tried to install it through package manager, I thought it would install more properly. Then I ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't launch

I installed Synaptic in Ubuntu 18.04 without any error. It appears between applications. but when I try to open it I enter the password and do not open. Results of running pkexec synaptic from the ...
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Is updating via Synaptic or Muon or Plasma Discover covered by phased updates?

From Phasing of Stable Release Updates For some time we’ve wanted to phase, gradually roll out, updates to expanding subsets of Ubuntu users so that we may monitor for regressions and stop the ...

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