synaptic - graphical management of software packages
Synaptic is a frontend for the apt package managent system. It allows
you to perform all actions of the command line tool apt-get in a
graphical environemnt. This includes installing, upgrading, downgrading
and removing of single packages or even upgrading your whole system.
A manual with detailed instructions can be found in the help menu of
Synaptic accepts all of the standard Gtk+ toolkit command line options
as well as the following:
specify an alternative filter settings file
apply the filter with number int at startup
set an internal option (experts only)
Synaptic was originally developed by Alfredo K. Kojima
<email@example.com>. His last official release was 0.16. Michael
Vogt <firstname.lastname@example.org> took over his CVS version, that already included
a nearly complete port to Gtk+. Michael completed the port and added
new features. See the NEWS file for the user visible changes from that
point on. Conectiva is still involved in the development of synaptic.
Gustavo Niemeyer <email@example.com> is doing a great deal of
All development is done at http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/synaptic
This manual page was originally written by Wybo Dekker
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Michael Vogt <email@example.com> and modified by
Sebastian Heinlein <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Conectiva S/A
Copyright (C) 2002-2004 Michael Vogt
There is NO warranty. You may redistribute this software under the
terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about
these matters, see the files named COPYING.
Mar 4, 2004