Software installation on modern Ubuntu

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sat Aug 26 19:36:36 UTC 2017

On Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:32:34 +0300, Nrbrtx wrote:
>>OK, I see where you are coming from. It never occurred to me that
>>anyone wanting to install libgtk2.0-dev, or similar, would want to use
>>a GUI. I assumed everyone used apt for that.  Obviously I am wrong.  
>lol :)
>In other words gnome-software is not a good alternative for
>software-center. It's a bad parody.
>So Synaptic bugs should be fixed.

Synaptic suffers from far too many issues since a very long time. I
recommend to use a combination of command line tools and your favourite
GUI web browser ;). To see into what packages software from upstream is
split is helpful. Helpful
is in combination with Google. Yes, if you
really need to search for something, the devil works better than more
ethical search engines. There are helpers such as auto-apt, so you might not to
search anything. Instead of running


after searching the required packages, just running

  auto-apt make

might do the job without searching and installing packages.

Note, I'm more an Arch Linux user and lost a little bit track of Ubuntu
tools, but if I want to do something on Ubuntu, I'm not missing synaptic
when using command line and a web browser. It's vice versa, I would
miss command line and a web browser, when using synaptic again.

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