How to Install and Configure Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu?

Synaptic Package Manager is a GUI based package management tool that uses APT (Advanced Package Tool) to installing, updating or removing packages from the Linux system. Some of the feature given by Synaptic Package Manager are:

  • Allow installing, updating or removing packages
  • Upgrading whole system
  • Searching and filtering the list of packages available with APT
  • Fixing broken package dependencies
  • Force the installation of a specifc package version

Synaptic Package Manager

Installing Synaptic Package Manager

Step 1: To install Synaptic Package Manager, open terminal on your system and enter a command.



$ sudo apt install synaptic

Enter the password, press “Y” and enter.

Installing Synaptic Package Manager 1

Step 2: Once the installation completes, you can open the GUI window by typing.

$ sudo synaptic

Installing Synaptic Package Manager 2

Installing Packages using Synaptic Package Manager

Step 1: Search for the required packages in the search bar placed at the top.

Installing Packages using Synaptic Package Manager 1

Step 2: When you click on the search icon a window will appear, type the name of the package you need.

Installing Packages using Synaptic Package Manager 2

Step 3: Mark the packages you need from the search list.

Installing Packages using Synaptic Package Manager 3

and press Apply button on the top bar.

Installing Packages using Synaptic Package Manager 4




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