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Synaptic vs apt install
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:57:26 AM »
 

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Sorry for this very basic question, but for the interactive Synaptic package manager that I use on LL 4.0, does that reach exactly the same repository as the command-line apt install command?

The reason I ask is that I've installed a piece of software via Synaptic, only to find out that what I installed was not the absolute latest version. The latest version of that software was released a few months ago and that is the one I want since it has a critical feature I need.

The manual for the software package says it's available via Synaptic Package Manager or using the sudo apt install command (it gives full instructions for that), but I was wondering whether those methods come to the same, or if they're two different repositories.
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Re: Synaptic vs apt install
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 11:02:38 AM »
 

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Sorry for this very basic question, but for the interactive Synaptic package manager that I use on LL 4.0, does that reach exactly the same repository as the command-line apt install command?

Yes, synaptic is basically a GUI for apt (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synaptic_%28software%29).
 

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Thank you, @dihonomo for the answer and the link. I hadn't thought to check Wikipedia for an answer, I had searched on other Linux forums but that confused me a bit. Marking this question as solved!
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Re: Synaptic vs apt install
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 01:36:38 AM »
 

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apt-get is the same as apt

so if you type apt-get install *package* or apt install *package* it will install it

 


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