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Questions tagged [synaptic-pkg-mgr]

For questions specific to the Synaptic GUI package management utility for Linux. For questions about APT-based package management not specific to Synaptic, use the applicable dedicated tag, such as [apt], [apt-get], or [aptitude].

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sources list-synaptic package manager

I am having some trouble and i need a kind/patient individual to assist me. I am new to the world of computers. When i got the computer i had trouble installing bitmessage so a friend suggested i ...
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Specify manually installed dependency with Synaptic install

Libevent2.0.5 is the latest version available in the repository but I want to use libevent2.0.21 instead as I'm troubleshooting an error with Transmission. I compiled libevent2.0.21-stable using ...
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Debian: why are the suggested upgrades from apt-get and synaptic different?

I am running Debian Jessie, and this is the content of my sources.list file: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib ...
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How to install experimental packages?

I am running Debian Squeeze and would like to install the Wine experimental package of Sid. My Questions: Where do I find the package? Is there a way to include the package into the software sources ...
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Which packages are auto-removable in apt/synaptic

What is the definition of "auto removable" and other sections ("manual"?) in Synaptic? Intuitively it should be the list of packages that are not required by other packages but this does not seem to ...
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How to solve the problem of broken package list on Kubuntu?

Please I am facing a recent problem with my system. The problem is as follows: 1. I am not able to open the synaptic manager at all. Receiving the error of: E: Encountered a section with no ...
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python 2.6 or 2.7 (scientific packags support) and mint linux which packages to install (-dev, etc.)

Hey, trying to install python 2.6 on Linux Mint 11 "katya" 64 bit. I'm about 6 months hobbyist experience with Python and about an hour and a half with linux mint (had toyed with linux a few years ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu/Debian users from accessing apt-get or downloading from the web, etc?

Is it possible to have a user in Ubuntu/Debian that does not have access to synaptic, apt-get, dpkg and cannot even download anything from the Web, but has root privileges otherwise? Original post (...
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Password doesn't work for Synaptic Package Manager when started from Gnome panel

When I navigate to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager it will prompt me for a password. The problem is that it always says I entered the wrong password. If I run the command "gksudo ...
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Error removing packages in Ubuntu using Synaptic

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and during my tries to free space I've removed several packages such as: openoffice, all editors, and some more packages such as players and printers drivers that I don't need ...
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Downgrade 'local' packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I recently unticked the "pre-released updates" option in Software Sources on my Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 installation. The Ubuntu wiki states the following regarding this source: The proposed updates ...
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Can I cancel Ubuntu Update-Manager in progress?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and am bothered by the sometimes pretty long update progress. Sometimes I wish to abort the update-manager, apt-get or synaptic because I need to go, but I think it might break ...
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Package visible in Synaptic but not in aptitude?

I can see libfreeimage3-dev in synaptic and have installed it from there, but what is it that I can't see it from the command line? I tried sudo aptitude update... mike@sleepycat:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Unable to open Synaptic manager, unable to install packages, what can I do?

I have installed the sun java6-jdk package but it's not installed completely. After that it's giving an error when I try to install a new package. In terminal when I write "sudo apt-get install [any ...
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager

could someone help me to find a solution for this problem, when i start running synaptic package manager it gives me the following error: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --...
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What's the difference between “Mark for Removal” and “Mark for Complete Removal” in Synaptic Package Manager?

When I right click on a package in Synaptic Package Manager it presents selections for removal and complete removal. What are the differences between these options?
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uninstall gnome-do plugins

On ubuntu (actualy, linux mint + xfce) I downloaded gnome-do-plugins package from synaptic, I got two problems with that package: it forced me to download a whole bunch of things I don't really want ...