Synaptic Package Manager – apt package management

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.

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.

Website: www.nongnu.org/synaptic
Support: Documentation
Developer: Alfredo Kojima, Michael Vogt, Gustavo Niemeyer and contributors
License: GNU GPL v2

Synaptic Package Manager

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