Package Manager
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Screenshot
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Original author(s)Alfredo Kojima, Gustavo Niemeyer and Michael Vogt
Developer(s)Canonical Ltd
Initial releaseNovember 13, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-11-13)
Stable release
0.90.1 / November 12, 2020; 19 months ago (2020-11-12)
Repository
Written inC, C++, Python
Operating systemDebian and derivatives
Available inEnglish
TypePackage manager
LicenseGNU GPLv2[1]
Websitegithub.com/mvo5/synaptic/wiki Edit this at Wikidata

Synaptic is a GTK-based graphical user interface for the APT package manager used by the Debian Linux distribution and its derivatives.[2] Synaptic is usually used on systems based on deb packages but can also be used on systems based on RPM packages. It can be used to install, remove and upgrade software packages and to add repositories.

Features

It also has the following features:

Usage

The package manager enables the user to install, to upgrade or to remove software packages. To install or remove a package a user must search or navigate to the package, then mark it for installation or removal. Changes are not applied instantly; the user must first mark all changes and then apply them.

History

Synaptic development was funded by Conectiva,[3] which asked Alfredo Kojima, then an employee, to write a graphical front-end for APT, continuing the work initiated with the creation of the APT RPM back-end, apt-rpm.

See also

References

  1. ^ "COPYING".
  2. ^ García, Joaquín (17 March 2013). "Synaptic, un gestor debianita en Ubuntu" [Synaptic, a debianic manager software for Ubuntu]. Ubunlog (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2019. ¿Qué es Synaptic? Synaptic es un gestor de paquetes, de programas visual, es decir, que cuenta con una interfaz e instalamos a golpe de click en vez de escribir como hacemos en la terminal.
  3. ^ "Synaptic Package Manager Review". Softpedia. Based on this library, Conectiva company considered the development of a tool that should fuse the point-and-click simplicity of a graphical UI with the power of the apt-get command line.