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.
Synaptic accepts all of the standard Gtk+ toolkit command line options as well
as the following:
- -f, --filter-file=filename
- specify an alternative filter settings file
- -i, --initial-filter=int
- apply the filter with number int at startup
- -o, --option=option
- 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 work.
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
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.