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Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt, an open source interface that handles the installation and removal of software on Debian / Ubuntu and its variants.

This application provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a graphical user interface front-end based on Gtk+. In other words, it lets users install, upgrade, or remove software packages.

Synaptic's proficient package removal is a simple way of removing unneeded software on your system.

 Synaptic 0.63.1

Price
Free to download

Size
Included with Debian / Ubuntu and its variants
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Alfredo Kojima, Michael Vogt, Gustavo Niemeyer and contributors

Website
www.nongnu.org/synaptic

System Requirements
Gtk+ 2.4 or higher

Optional:
dwww

Support:
Documentation, Synaptic Howto, Savannah, Tutorial, Mailing List (Developers)

Selected Reviews:
Softpedia

Features include:

  • Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages
  • Upgrade your whole system
  • Perform smart system upgrades
  • Manage package repositories (sources.list)
  • Find packages by name, description and several other attributes
  • Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter
  • Sort packages by name, status, size or version
  • Download the latest changelog of a package
  • Lock packages to the current version
  • Force the installation of a specific package version
  • Fix broken package dependencies
  • Undo/Redo of selections
  • Built-in terminal emulator for the package manager
  • Edit the list of used repositories (sources.list)
  • Browse all available documentation related to a package (dwww is required)

For Debian / Ubuntu distributions, Synaptic can also:

  • Configure packages through the debconf system
  • Provides a Xapian-based fast search
  • Get screenshots from screenshots.debian.net

Synaptic Package Manager in action

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