View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help about Synaptic

August 21st, 2010, 03:06 PM
Finally I moved for once to Ubuntu, Goodbye Microsoft! Farewell Virus and Antivurs and Their Updates and Crack and serials!!!!!

What a nice world with Ubuntu!!
Just asking about the Synaptic package manager:
Is there a way to re-install all the packages on my computer after a fresh install with the Ubuntu CD??
I don't want to build my own distro. I want that my computer after a fresh install and configuring Internet and some clicks and waiting to install everything I need: skype, adobe acrobat, codecs, avidemux,...

In the Synaptic File Menu there a "Save Markings" option, which generate a file with all the installed packages,
"Read Marking" again in the Synaptics file menu let's you choose a file, is this what I am looking for?

I am just scared to mess my system, because I will travel soon to a place with no internet for sometime!!

Can this install Real Player too??

Do I have to add the Mediubuntu and GetDeb Repositories before "Reading the Markings" so that GetDeb and Mediubuntu packages with be automatically installed??

Sorry for my full of mistakes-poor English! and please no command lines!! I hate it, and I am trying to convince some friend to start using Ubuntu, Commands are troublesome!

August 21st, 2010, 03:32 PM
save markings is the thing you are looking for, indeed. Remember to tick the checkbox that says 'save full state'.
About repos - i think you have to add them before, if some package is not listed in default repositories, it will simply be skipped.

commands are not troublesome once you understand them. I strongly encourage not to be afraid of them. They are as foolproof as you can get and they also make it much easier for someone else to help you. Try to describe someone how to find some obscure setting in system preferences with mouse - click there, click there, select that tab, click there, then scroll down, then click here and there. On top of that if someone has customized gui it's even more pain. -'Click <whatever>!' - 'I don't have any <whatever> here!'.
Command line? Paste one or 2 lines, done. Almost guaranteed to work. Also in case of troubleshooting terminal is invaluable. 99% of the apps spit their error messages to terminal, so if something doesn't work you'll be almost always asked 'what happens when you run the app from terminal?'

August 21st, 2010, 07:47 PM

You also might wish to use "Umarks": https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13153/ .

Here is some more information about it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1464876

Edit: This should help you understand the terminal/commands: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=714338