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Not showing all available apps???

Postby Uncle Spellbinder on Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:00 am

Running Mint 8-

MintInstall, now generically titled ''software manager'', does not reflect the repos the same way Synaptic does. Nowhere near the amount of programs available in Synaptic are are visible in the software manager.

Why?
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Re: Not showing all available apps???

Postby lagagnon on Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:39 am

I believe mintInstall was designed for newbies - with the simplified GUI and the graphics to make newcomers from Windows feel comfortable and to give them some more information on what each piece of software is for and provides only a small subset of the more popular packages most people would need. The Synaptic Package Manager is the standard Debian GUI downloader/installer with the full range of packages in the enabled repositories.
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Re: Not showing all available apps???

Postby Uncle Spellbinder on Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:55 am

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Not showing all available apps???

Postby JPK on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:20 pm

Well, it's a good thing for newbies, but is there something between synaptic (which shows every single package) and the "software manager" which shows only a few ? Something like Ubuntu's old "Add/remove" or the new "Software center" (which is, actually, pretty nice I must say) ? Is it possible to install one of those ?
For now I'm stuck with "sudo apt-get install XXX" to install hidden softwares like bkchem or xournal... It's not difficult, but maybe Linux Mint lacks a software manager for average users.


EDIT : Well... "sudo apt-get install software-center" actually installs Ubuntu's software manager... And it works. You know what ? I'm happy.
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