View Full Version : [ubuntu] Programs not showing in Synaptic Package Manager search.

February 3rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
OK, I was trying to install 'dvdrip' from under Synaptic Package Manager from a fresh Ubuntu 8.10 install, and it doesn't appear when doing a search. However, doing "sudo apt-get install dvdrip" from a terminal works fine, and the program is in the list if I select "All" and scroll down. Can anyone shed any light on why the search isn't working?

Cheers! :)

February 3rd, 2009, 08:14 PM
The search works fine, but you must specify that you want to include the package name.
(The search box includes a drop-down menu)

March 3rd, 2009, 06:41 AM
I am also having this problem. The whole app directory is sometimes empty too. I can do a search and see an app, if lucky, but if I navigate away and do another search, it will be gone when I go back or search again.

When I do a reload, most of the downloads fail or come back as 0 bytes.


You have to make sure the Quick Search box is empty when doing a search.