Synaptic is a graphical frontend
to the Debian
APT system of packaging.
The program presents a list of categories
for programs, and within those categories the APT package
names. Selecting one provides three options:
- Keep - The package stays on the servers and is not installed. Think supermarket..."keep" it on the shelves.
- Upgrade/Install - The package is downloaded and installed using whatever packaging system APT is configured to use.
- Remove - The package is removed.
It's well worth the download
since it allows you to a) see dependencies BEFORE you perform the APT command
and b) access all of APTs mightiness
through a colourful graphical interface. It's saved my ass
once or twice, and it may well save yours. Go on, apt-get install synaptic