Synaptic on Ubuntu

Synaptic is a package manager with the features given below, it lets you manage your system by offering a safe and easy to use front-end (Graphical Interface).


  • Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages
  • System-wide upgrade
  • Package search utility
  • Manage package repositories
  • 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
  • Browse available online documentation related to a package
  • Download the latest changelog of a package
  • Lock packages to the current version
  • Force the installation of a specific package version
  • Undo/Redo of selections
  • Built-in terminal emulator for the package manager

It also has the following features for Debian and Ubuntu and Linux Mint only:

  • Configure packages through the debconf system
  • Xapian-based fast search
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Installing with software-center

You can install it by searching in the software-center for synaptic and clicking on Synaptic Package Manager

Installing with CLI

Or, alternatively, open a terminal, and enter:

sudo apt-get install synapticCode language: JavaScript (javascript)

To launch Synaptic, choose System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager Or if you are using the Unity interface, open the dash and search for synaptic. Enjoy!!!

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