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Old 02-15-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Linux Mint Question


I really like Linux Mint and prefer it more than any other distro of Linux. However there's one feature which I'm going to miss if I do decide to fully install it, and that's the software manager that Ubuntu has. It allows you to simply check a box, and install or uninstall software.

Now, in Linux Mint's "Software Manager", is there any way I can uninstall a program or will I have to go into Synaptic to uninstall every package I don't want/need?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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synaptics and the program manager are the same one is for installing up dates and the synaptics is for all your programs they both run from apt-get.let me know if you are using mint 6 I am and after a few updates the program manager is really not being used much.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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Synaptic allows you to remove individual packages, but in Ubuntu the "Add/Remove" feature removed a program and the packages that were installed with it. I can't seem to be able to do that with the Software Manager in Linux Mint and it seems to me that the only way to remove software in Mint is to remove the packages myself in Synaptic, than have it done automatically for me like you can do with Ubuntu.

Am I right?
 
Old 02-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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I don't feel like waiting years for a reply you know.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #5
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1 hour is years to you? Everyone on the boards are here as volunteers and are giving up their own time to answer questions. Be patient.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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Hi,
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I don't feel like waiting years for a reply you know.
Patience!

What have you found? Do a Google or LQ search if you are that inpatient.

Help Thy self.

 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #7
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I thought about answering this one but I figured I'd let the noob figure this one on his/her own. It will be a good learning experience for you Grasshopper, in more ways than one.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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LOL. [sarcasm]Thanks for the help.[/sarcasm]

Last edited by 009900; 02-15-2009 at 05:36 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 06:10 PM   #9
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I've found out now anyway. Just use:

sudo apt-get install gnome-app-install

Why was no one willing to tell me this one line?
 
Old 02-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #10
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sudo apt-get install gnome-app-install
right click on the item in synaptics like all Gui programs for a right hand mouse. Left click to execute right right to see options. option install reinstall remove. I just wiped mint 6 off my harddrive. not impressed with it super slow to boot and very unsuported. Hard to believe it is a Ubuntu debian nock off I bet you will be asking more question. very soon when you start to use certian devices and you update to new kernels with out knowing it.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #11
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Why not?

Why not: because no one here likes to be taken for granted.

You might read this to appreciate the tone of the forum.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
  


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