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GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:37:55 pm »
So, just curious...I'm realized that synaptic package manager, although very powerful, is rather lacking in looks IMHO. I very much like how Ubuntu's Software Center looks, however it's EXTREMELY resource-intensive. Are there any alternatives that are more lightweight? (I know of Mint's package manager...Last I used it though, I didn't like it much...)

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Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 05:44:12 pm »
For which distro/version ?

There probably are, but I find Synaptic the tool of choice (at least for Debian based systems) .. I don't care much for "looks", a package manager IMHO needs to be "functional" not pretty, and Synaptic has that in spades :)
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Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 02:50:16 pm »
For which distro/version ?

There probably are, but I find Synaptic the tool of choice (at least for Debian based systems) .. I don't care much for "looks", a package manager IMHO needs to be "functional" not pretty, and Synaptic has that in spades :)

i agree its Synaptic all the way


are you using a rpm or .deb distro ?
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Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 03:14:25 pm »
Pretty much Debian based all the way .. every time I try sommat else, I find myself missing the apt tools .. and rpm's drive me up the wall if for no other reason than I'm just used to apt/dpkg :)

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Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 03:22:35 pm »
i dont like rpm and can't get on with yum it just a personal thing i guess
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Re: GUI Package Manager Alternatives
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 03:47:47 pm »
Or YaST(2) .. grrrr
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