Nov 162006

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

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Oct 202006

sources.list file is Package resource list for APT.The package resource list is used to locate archives of the package distribution system in use on the system. .

APT is a package tool program which is support the system administrator with the installation and administration of the programs.First one need to know is it's configuration file is located in /etc/apt/sources.list.APT supports a large nuber of different sources of installation.Most used sources are cdrom,file.http,ftp each of these sources are discribed in an individual file and this file is also consider the sequence of these entries from starting to ending of the file.

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Oct 012006

Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can't find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.

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