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Old 04-28-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Smile synaptic pkg disappeared from 'system tools' in debian


apt-get install synaptic returned 0 installed 0 updated.
I assume from this it is installed. There is no icon in 'application/system tools'.
Is there something I might try?
Is there a way to call this from terminal?
 
Old 04-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Does it say "Synaptic is already installed and latest version" after that command? You might want try Alt+F2 and "synaptic"(without "") to call it(if it doesn't work try with big letter - Synaptic).

Last edited by Arcane; 04-29-2011 at 06:58 AM. Reason: typo
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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Code:
apt-cache policy synaptic
apt-cache policy command should show if synaptic is installed.

Have you done a

Code:
aptitude update
since install yet also.

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Old 04-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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This is what I get apt-get install & cache policy.
Still no icon for synaptic pkg. It has appeared once.

root@cliffm:/home/cliffm# apt-get install synaptic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
synaptic is already the newest version.
synaptic set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


cliffm@cliffm:~$ apt-cache policy synaptic
synaptic:
Installed: 0.70~pre1+b1
Candidate: 0.70~pre1+b1
Version table:
*** 0.70~pre1+b1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
cliffm@cliffm:~$

---------- Post added 04-28-11 at 11:44 AM ----------

This is what I get apt-get install & cache policy.
Still no icon for synaptic pkg. It has appeared once.

root@cliffm:/home/cliffm# apt-get install synaptic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
synaptic is already the newest version.
synaptic set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


cliffm@cliffm:~$ apt-cache policy synaptic
synaptic:
Installed: 0.70~pre1+b1
Candidate: 0.70~pre1+b1
Version table:
*** 0.70~pre1+b1 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
cliffm@cliffm:~$
 
Old 04-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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If it's present, sudo /usr/sbin/synaptic should start it from the command line.
 
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #6
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Quote:
Still no icon for synaptic pkg. It has appeared once.
What Desktop are you using? XFCE,Gnome,KDE,LXDE,ICEWM.Fluxbox, we sure cannot guess.

to find launch command in Debian in terminal.

Code:
# which synaptic
/usr/sbin/synaptic
so since synaptic sits in /usr/sbin .

Code:
gksu /usr/sbin/synaptic
You can use the above command to make a manual launcher in Menu, Taskbar, or Desktop Depending on what Desktop you are using. I use Fluxbox or Icewm which takes manual configuration for making a launcher. XFCE,KDE, and Gnome are a bit easier to make a launcher. No experience here with LXDE.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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rokytnji
I am using the Gnome2 desktop. It did open from terminal.
I am using Ubuntu 11.04 as my primary system. Gnome2 desktop.
I decided to take a look at Debian, and loaded it in a 10g partition and dual boot.

Will switch over and try your suggestion.
Thanks
Cliff

Last edited by cliffm; 04-30-2011 at 09:28 AM. Reason: added oopen from terminal
 
Old 04-30-2011, 02:36 PM   #8
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Cliff, The "which" command should work in Ubuntu also

I use the "which" command when looking for a launch command when I wish to add a launcher to Icewm toolbar or Fluxbox menu manually in either Puppy Linux or AntiX.
 
  


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