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    Install synaptic package manager

    How would I search to find which repository contains synaptic?

    Thanks in advance.


    Kubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Install synaptic package manager

    phaedrus2l Hi !
    To find relevant info for a package do:
    Code:
    apt-cache search synaptic
    Which returns several possibilities.
    Now get specific:
    Code:
    apt-cache show synaptic
    that output shows that "synaptic" is in the universe repository -> insure that the universe repository is enabled in the software Center, and
    To install:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    all there is to it. Wonderful little Package Management System that it is !

    all in the process
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    Re: Install synaptic package manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    phaedrus2l Hi !
    To find relevant info for a package do:
    Code:
    apt-cache search synaptic
    Which returns several possibilities.
    Now get specific:
    Code:
    apt-cache show synaptic
    that output shows that "synaptic" is in the universe repository -> insure that the universe repository is enabled in the software Center, and
    To install:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    all there is to it. Wonderful little Package Management System that it is !
    all in the process
    Thanks for the speedy reply.

    The first command produced...

    HTML Code:
    :~$ apt-cache search synaptic
    muon - package manager for KDE
    sessioninstaller - APT based installer using PackageKit's session DBus API
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-dev - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server (development headers)
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-dev-lts-quantal - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server (development headers)
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-dev-lts-raring - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server (development headers)
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-dev-lts-saucy - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server (development headers)
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-quantal - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-quantal-dbg - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-raring - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-raring-dbg - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-saucy - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-saucy-dbg - Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
    ...none of which seemed significant to my search. Next...

    HTML Code:
    :~$ apt-cache show synaptic
    N: Can't select versions from package 'synaptic' as it is purely virtual
    N: No packages found
    ...so of course the install would fail.

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    Re: Install synaptic package manager

    phaedrus2; One of us has a typo (??)
    OR is the universe repository not enabled on your system ?

    Because -> this is the return !
    sysop@1310mini:~$ apt-cache show synaptic
    Package: synaptic
    Priority: optional
    ==>>Section: universe/admin
    Installed-Size: 7672
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Michael Vogt <mvo@debian.org>
    Architecture: amd64
    Version: 0.80.2
    Depends: libapt-inst1.5 (>= 0.8.16~exp12), libapt-pkg4.12 (>= 0.8.16~exp12), libc6 (>= 2.14), libept1.4.12 (>= 1.0.9), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0), libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.0.0), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libstdc++6 (>= 4.6), libvte-2.90-9 (>= 1:0.27.2), libx11-6, libxapian22, hicolor-icon-theme
    Recommends: gksu | kdebase-bin | policykit-1, libgtk2-perl (>= 1:1.130), rarian-compat
    Suggests: dwww, menu, deborphan, apt-xapian-index, tasksel, software-properties-gtk
    Conflicts: menu (<< 2.1.11)
    Filename: pool/universe/s/synaptic/synaptic_0.80.2_amd64.deb
    Size: 2447910
    MD5sum: 0eef458952f1d5e89274c202819477bd
    SHA1: 7d7650ded39bbe71be538c4d0df8d21f4016bed0
    SHA256: 3f0e3dde5d2f563a1e66b49ec76e22119dade04807c4a5cf1c b357ffcf0c538c
    Description-en: Graphical package manager
    Synaptic is a graphical package management tool based on GTK+ and APT.
    Synaptic enables you to install, upgrade and remove software packages in
    a user friendly way.
    .
    Besides these basic functions the following features are provided:
    * Search and filter the list of available packages
    * Perform smart system upgrades
    * Fix broken package dependencies
    * Edit the list of used repositories (sources.list)
    * Download the latest changelog of a package
    * Configure packages through the debconf system
    * Browse all available documentation related to a package (dwww is required)
    Description-md5: d4fb8e90c9684f1113e56123c017d85f
    Homepage: http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/
    Description-md5: d4fb8e90c9684f1113e56123c017d85f
    Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
    Origin: Ubuntu
    Task: lubuntu-desktop, ubuntustudio-desktop

    sysop@1310mini:~$
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    In this case it is as I say.

    the truth
    the whole truth
    and nothing less then the truth
    Last edited by Bashing-om; February 23rd, 2014 at 04:22 AM. Reason: repository
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    Re: Install synaptic package manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    OR is the universe repository not enabled on your system ?
    That was the problem. It's a chrubuntu KDE 12.04 installation with the "universe" repository disabled as default. I'm new to Ubuntu/Debian based systems so I missed the obvious.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Install synaptic package manager

    phaedrus2; Hey,

    Pleased ya got it solved, and was but a small matter.
    Please mark this post solved; aids others seeking a solution and helps keep the forum tidy.
    - 1st post -> thread tools -

    'buntu has a learning curve, as all operating systems do, and you are well on your way.

    just
    keep on keep'n on
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