This problem occurs only when running Synaptic from KDE4. Synaptic is automatically wrapped in a perl script, for reasons that aren't clear to me. To work around this problem, log into KDE4, start Konsole, and type sudo synaptic This will launch Synaptic as root without wrapping it in a perl script, which avoids the perl/glibc error message that occurs when certain packages are removed. For this command to work correctly, your user must be entered in the /etc/sudoers file. If it isn't, edit the file as root and add yourself under the entry for root as shown: root ALL=(ALL) ALL <username> ALL=(ALL) ALL The reason for using sudo is that this launches the program as root but still displays the GUI on your regular user screen. Soren
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